To celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Perth Mint is proud to release this commemorative silver proof high relief coin.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary at 2:40am on 21 April 1926, the eldest daughter, and first child, of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On 21 April 2016, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. Each Commonwealth country traditionally celebrates The Queen’s birthday on a designated day in May or June. In the United Kingdom, it falls on the first, second, or third Saturday in June, which was chosen for the fine weather in the northern hemisphere, making it a preferable time for a public holiday.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts a pattern inspired by The Queen’s coronation crown. The inscriptions H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II and 90TH BIRTHDAY, the date ‘21-4-2016’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design.
Each coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date and the monetary denomination on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
Each coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint display case with a themed shipper and is also accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.