Under the auspices of Clarence House, The Perth Mint is proud to unveil Australia’s official silver commemorative coin in honour of the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, became proud parents of their second child, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on 2 May 2015 at St Mary’s Hospital in London, with millions of people sharing in their joy.
Born fourth in line to the throne after her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, and her older sibling His Royal Highness Prince George, Princess Charlotte was bestowed the title of Her Royal Highness by the reigning Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She is the first princess to be born into the British monarchy in 25 years. The last was the daughter of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, Princess Eugenie of York, in 1990. The Princess is the first major royal who cannot be overtaken in the line of succession by any future younger brothers following changes to the monarchy's rules to remove gender bias.
The HRH Princess Charlotte 2015-dated coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and monetary denomination.
The reverse of the coin depicts a sculpted portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradling and gazing lovingly at their newborn baby girl, with HRH Prince George by their side. The image is encircled by a sculpted ribbon tied in a bow. The inscription CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF THE ROYAL BABY, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, are also included in the design.
The coin is housed in a prestigious display case within a shipper which features the name and date of birth of the new princess. The accompanying numbered Certificate of Authenticity also highlights these personal details.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the HRH Princess Charlotte 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
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