2013 50c Uncirculated Coin 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
More than a year after her accession in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey. The Royal Australian Mint’s commemorative 50c coin honours the 60th anniversary of that momentous event, which began one of the longest reigns in British history.
The coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953 captured the attention of the world in an unprecedented manner. In addition to the 8251 guests in attendance, an international audience of over twenty million watched the coronation ceremony on television.
For many it was the first televised event they had ever seen.The coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a monarch who is cherished around the world, marked the commencement of a reign which has spanned six decades.
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More