Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s 40th monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned in 1066. Her coronation took place on 2 June 1953, more than a year after the death of King George VI. On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II passed a historic milestone, becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. She bypassed the previous record of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes (63 years and seven months), set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver with an intaglio style finish.
The coin’s reverse depicts an incused version of the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by a pattern of Tudor roses. The inscription H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II LONGEST REIGNING MONARCH and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design.
The intaglio is an artistic technique commonly associated with sculpture, whereby an image is created by cutting, carving, or engraving into a surface.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of The Longest Reigning Monarch Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1oz Silver Intaglio Coin.
The coin is presented in a classic Perth Mint display case within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.