Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s 40th monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned in 1066. Her coronation took place on 2 June 1953, more than a year after the death of King George VI. On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II passed a historic milestone, becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. She bypassed the previous record of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes (63 years and seven months), set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
St Edwards Crown Design
The coin’s reverse depicts the Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II surmounted by St Edward’s Crown. The inscription H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II LONGEST REIGNING MONARCH and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Longest Reigning Monarch 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a classic Perth Mint display case and an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.