65th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF 
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
2018 1oz SILVER PROOF COIN
 
 
Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
Commemorates the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty QEII
Australian legal tender
Limited mintage – 5,000
Prestigious presentation packaging
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
 
This special commemorative release celebrates the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
 
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne on 6 February 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI. As a result of the appropriate mourning period and the time needed to prepare for the elaborate ceremony, it was more than a year before her coronation took place, on 2 June 1953.
 
In keeping with a 900-year tradition the coronation took place at Westminster Abbey. Abundant in religious and historic significance, the ceremony offered a sense of hope after years of post-war austerity.
 
Her Majesty became the 39th sovereign and sixth queen to be crowned in the historic church. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
 
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 65th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
 
DESIGN
The reverse of the coin depicts St Edward’s Crown atop a stylised shield. These symbols of the British monarchy are surrounded by representations of the floral emblem of Australia, the golden wattle, as well as the official flower of each Australian state and territory.
 
The design includes the inscriptions H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION ANNIVERSARY, ‘65’, the year-dates 1953 and 2018 and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
 
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and monetary denomination.
 
PRESENTATION
The coin is presented in a presentation box with a timber lid within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
 

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