As this year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953, we also commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Coronation of our longest ever reigning monarch, Queen Victoria.
From her coronation in 1838 to her death in 1901, Queen Victoria oversaw the rapid expansion of the British Empire, with the Victorian era often seen as Britain’s ‘Golden Age’.
It is fitting then that part of that huge empire that prospered in the Victorian age, Australia, has now released a gold coin commemorating Queen Victoria’s Coronation.
Struck by the Perth Mint in 2 ounces 99.99% pure gold to a pristine proof finish, the reverse of the coin shows the Young Head effigy of Queen Victoria by The Royal Mint’s Chief Engraver William Wyon. This famous image of the Queen featured on British coinage from the year of her coronation until 1887.
However, it is the incredibly low edition limit that will really catch the eye of collectors. Just 150 of these beautiful coins have been struck by the Perth Mint.
2oz Gold Perth Mint coins have an enduring appeal, with the 2oz gold coin struck in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 selling out exceptionally quickly. This new coin then for 2013 is strongly expected to follow suit, so to find out more and reserve yours now, click here.