In the lead up to the 70th Anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has unveiled a new collectable 50c coin celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty to go on sale on 5 May.
Marking 70 years on the throne, the special coin design depicts intertwining golden wattle branches and Lilly of the Valley flowers.
As the national floral emblem of Australia, the Golden Wattle was choose to feature alongside the Queen’s favourite flower, Lilly of the Valley, to showcase the close connection between Her Majesty and the people of Australia.
The centre of the coin features the Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II. Fanning out from the central St Edwards Crown is 70 additional crowns – one for each year of Her Majesty’s reign.
The design of the coin takes inspiration from the 1977 Silver Jubilee commemorative coin designed by Stuart Devlin.
The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a monumental achievement, as she is the oldest and longest-serving monarch in Great Britain’s history. She is also the world’s longest-reigning queen, oldest living monarch, and longest-reigning current monarch.
From 5 May, the Platinum Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022 50c Uncirculated Coin and 2022 50c Fine Silver Proof Coin will be available from the Mint’s eShop or Contact Centre (1300 652 020).
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