2015 50c Uncirculated Coin Royal Baby of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Princess Charlotte
The birth of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge second child HRH Princess Charlotte was met with the same level of celebration and joy world-wide, as the birth of Prince George.
To commemorate the birth of the newborn Royal baby and second child to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, the Royal Australian Mint will be releasing beautifully designed coins in fine silver and cupro nickel.
The release of these coins represent Australia’s long affiliation with the modern British monarchy, symbolic of the enduring ties between these two nations.
History and significance
As the first reigning monarch to ever visit Australia, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been one of Australia’s favourite Royal personages since her visit in 1954. Since its inception in 1965, the Royal Australian Mint has commemorated significant Royal events since that year with specially minted collector coins. From the Silver Jubilee in 1977 to the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the British monarchy’s memorable milestones, marriages, accessions and anniversaries have been immortalised with special collector editions.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have come to grow their own international fanfare as seen with the media frenzy of the birth of their first baby, Prince George, which underlined the global popularity of the young British royals. The birth of their second child was met with the same level of celebration and joy world-wide.
Features and design
• New editions from the Royal Collection
• The reverse of the coin depicts baby building blocks, symbolic of the family in which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are building together
• The coin design is given an Australian touch with the inclusion of golden wattle to represent the strong relationship between the Royal Family and Australia
• The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
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