On 21 April 2016, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday. Each Commonwealth country traditionally celebrates The Queen’s birthday on a designated day in May or June.
In the United Kingdom, it falls on the first, second, or third Saturday in June, which was chosen for the fine weather in the northern hemisphere, making it a preferable time for a public holiday.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
The reverse design features St Edward’s Crown surrounded by wattle branches. The inscriptions H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II and 90TH BIRTHDAY, the date ‘21-4-2016’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design. The obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The silver coin is presented in a classic Perth Mint display case with an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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