Queen Elizabeth II, perhaps Australia's favourite royal personage, due in part to being the first reigning monarch to visit Australia in 1954, her endurance over the past 60 years and her grace in facing outbreaks of war, assassinations and who could forget annus horribilis.
The Queen's ascension to the crown was celebrated with coins by the Royal Australian Mint for her Silver Jubilee in 1977, Golden Jubilee in 2003 and now after reigning for 60 years we mark her Diamond Jubilee.
The St Edward's Crown was used in The Queen's coronation ceremony in 1953 which is why it takes centre stage in these magnificent designs for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. The detail in this most historic and bejewelled crown is seen best on the fine silver proof version. The silver also gleams in the custom designed presentation case flocked with a royal purple inlay and complemented by a metal badge insert marking it with the series logo of the Royal Australian Mint Royal Collection range.