This special commemorative release celebrates the platinum wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen, then known as Princess Elizabeth, married the Duke of Edinburgh, known then as Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey in London at 11:30am on 20 November 1947. The wedding was attended by 2,000 guests and broadcast to 200 million radio listeners around the world.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 750 of the 70th Anniversary of the Royal Wedding 2017 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.
The coin’s reverse depicts the shield from the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom alongside the shield from the Coat of Arms of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The design also includes flowers from the floral emblems of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and England, as well as St Edward’s Crown, the inscription 70TH ANNIVERSARY ROYAL WEDDING, the year-dates 1947-2017.
The coin is presented in a timber presentation box within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.