As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Struck from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold and 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver, these latest releases complete The Perth Mint’s extensive Diamond Jubilee commemorative coin program.
Both coins portray an identical struck design of the St Edward’s Crown edged by 60 diamond motifs – representing each year of Her Majesty’s reign – bordered by the inscription DIAMOND JUBILEE and the dates 1952 – 2012.
“The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a remarkable moment in history, and we‘re delighted to celebrate the Royal milestone with commemoratives that are quite literally crowning achievements”, said Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director, Ron Currie.
Meticulously crafted and housed in a timber presentation case with a foiled and embossed shipper, only 60 HM Queen Elizabeth II 1 kilo gold coins will be released by The Perth Mint for sale worldwide.
Similarly, the 1 kilo silver tribute is released to a mintage of only 600, with its classic display case and outer packaging also befitting the occasion.
Issued as Australian legal tender, each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Priced at $62,950 and $1,990 both the gold and silver releases respectively are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Both coins are now available from The Perth Mint on toll free 1800 098 817 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International) or www.perthmint.com.au European collectors can purchase the coins exclusively from Chard in the United Kingdom.
Still available from The Perth Mint’s 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee collection is a 1oz Silver Proof Coin and a 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin which both display representations of Her Majesty with her emblems of sovereignty.
View a behind the scenes video of the making of the 1 kilo coins via The Perth Mint’s collector blog http://blog.perthmint.com.au/2012/05/28/video-diamond-jubilee-1-kilo-gold-and-silver-proof-coins-being-made-at-the-perth-mint/
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We think these are fabulous looking coins, which look even better in the flesh, and a bargain compared with other similar coins on the market.
We have taken photos of the two samples we have received:
Wow, those a gorgeous coins indeed!
Wonder if they are only available for the Australian public…