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.
The Perth Mint and Australia Post are honoured to commemorate the occasion with the release of a stunning stamp and coin cover, which is set to be a timeless reminder of this historic milestone.
Stunning Royal 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.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and monetary denomination.
Australian Legal Tender
This uncirculated aluminium bronze $1 coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Official Australia Post Stamps and Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a beautifully designed card that fits inside a similarly illustrated envelope with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs.
Two stunning stamps featuring Her Royal Highnesses are attached to the envelope. The official Australia Post 70 cent stamps are postmarked for the first day of issue. The envelope is endorsed with Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number.