Australian kilo coins mark Queen’s jubilee

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June 21, 2012 – As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Struck from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold and 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver, these latest releases complete The Perth Mint’s extensive Diamond Jubilee commemorative coin program.
Both coins portray an identical struck design of the St Edward’s Crown edged by 60 diamond motifs – representing each year of Her Majesty’s reign – bordered by the inscription DIAMOND JUBILEE and the dates 1952-2012.

“The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a remarkable moment in history, and we’re delighted to celebrate the Royal milestone with commemoratives that are quite literally crowning achievements”, said Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director, Ron Currie.

Meticulously crafted and housed in a timber presentation case with a foiled and embossed shipper, only 60 HM Queen Elizabeth II 1 kilo gold coins will be released by The Perth Mint for sale worldwide.

Similarly, the 1 kilo silver tribute is released to a mintage of only 600, with its classic display case and outer packaging also befitting the occasion.
Issued as Australian legal tender, each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Both coins are now available from The Perth Mint.

European collectors can purchase the coins exclusively from Chard in the United Kingdom.

View a behind the scenes video of the making of the 1 kilo coins via The Perth Mint’s collector blog.