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Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

As a former branch of the UK Royal Mint, The Perth Mint commemorates the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the release of three gold and silver birthday tributes.

Having celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April 2016, Her Majesty became the first British monarch in history to mark such a milestone.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, and 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, each precious keepsake is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The artistry on each coin depicts St. Edward’s Crown surrounded by wattle branches. The inscriptions H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II and 90TH BIRTHDAY, the date ‘21-4-2016’, and The Perth Mint’s historic ‘P’ mintmark, also feature in the design.

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, who represents the Sovereign as Head of State, commented on the coin releases at a recent photo engagement at Government House.

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia pictured in Government House holding the H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin, in front of a portrait of Her Majesty. “The celebration of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday is a remarkable moment in history and The Perth Mint has created exceptional coin tributes for the occasion.

“I am particularly delighted to see the craftsmanship showcasing branches of the golden wattle, our national flower which was depicted in the brooch presented to the Queen during her coronation tour of Australia in 1954, and the St. Edward’s Crown symbolising our historical links with British constitutional and parliamentary heritage,” said Her Excellency.

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes said that The Perth Mint is proud to honour its British lineage by issuing Buckingham Palace-approved coins to observe the personal milestones of the Royal Family.

“It is a privilege to release these birthday commemoratives as they symbolise Australia’s deepest congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen as she celebrates her outstanding 90-year journey,” he concluded.

Capturing the essence of this precious moment, The Perth Mint will release no more than 300 of the H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin, 5,000 of the H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin and 1,000 of the H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.

 

Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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