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2015 Longest Reigning Commonwealth Monarch 50 cent uncirculated coin

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  • 2015 Longest Reigning Commonwealth Monarch 50 cent uncirculated coin
  • 2015 Longest Reigning Commonwealth Monarch 50 cent uncirculated coin
  • 2015 Longest Reigning Commonwealth Monarch 50 cent uncirculated coin

2015 Longest Reigning Commonwealth Monarch 50 cent uncirculated coin

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This coin celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s historic milestone as she becomes the Commonwealth’s longest reigning monarch. As a symbolic tribute to her years of service and the firm bond Australia shares with the United Kingdom, this commemorative, uncirculated coin will be a treasured keepsake for coin collectors, and Royal enthusiasts.

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HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE

On 2 June 1953, in a ceremony befitting such a significant occasion, nations around the world joined the United Kingdom in celebrating the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Steeped in tradition, the ceremony’s most profound moment occurred when the ancient Coronation Spoon was symbolically used to apply the anointing oil to Princess Elizabeth, transforming her into a Queen. This oil was an authentic brew, combining some of the most fragrant natural substances; orange, rose, cinnamon, musk and ambergris. It was bottled within an ampulla, a spectacular flask shaped like an eagle and wrought with solid gold. After 63 years from the sacred ritual being performed, Her Majesty remains a beloved figure. In an ever-changing world, she is the personification of tradition, stability and grace. On 9 September 2015, Australia will be joining its fellow Commonwealth nations to mark her outstanding achievement of being the longest-reigning monarch in Commonwealth history

FEATURES AND DESIGN

  • Coin’s reverse features Her Majesty’s royal insignia, the Coronation Spoon and an enchanting border consisting of some of the coronation oil’s ingredients alongside Australia’s golden wattle
  • Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank Broadley
  • Uncirculated coin in a presentation card
  • Australian legal tender
  • Diameter:31.51mm
  • Metal: Cupro Nickel
  • Maximum Mintage: 50,000