The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrated with the issuance of an extremely limited 2 oz. gold proof coin from the Perth Mint of Australia. Her Majesty ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 and was crowned on June 2, 1953 at the age of 27.
The obverse of the gold proof coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II along with the legal tender denomination of “200 Dollars”. On the reverse is the original Mary Gillick uncrowned effigy of Her Majesty with a diamond set in the center of a background of sun rays. The inscriptions include the weight and purity of the coin “2 oz 9999 Gold”.
Each coin has a diameter of 41.10 mm and thickness of 3.90 mm. The mintage is for the gold prof coin is limited to just 60 pieces. Worldwide availability begins on November 1, 2011. The coin is presented in a display case with shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
The Perth Mint is also issuing a one ounce silver coin to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy and the legal tender denomination of “1 Dollar”. The reverse of the coin features Sir William Dargie’s famous wattle painting of Queen Elizabeth II, with her personal emblem and signature. The inscriptions include the dates “1952-2012” and the weight and purity “1 oz 999 Silver.”
The silver proof coin has a mintage limit of 7,500 pieces. Coins are packaged in a display case with illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity.