On 20 June 1837, following the death of King William IV, his niece, Princess Victoria became Queen at the tender age of 18. Her Coronation was held at Westminster Abbey a year later on 28 June 1838. The Coronation was a significant occasion in British Royal history, with more than 400,000 people pouring into London to see the new Queen being crowned.
Queen Victoria was the figurehead of a vast Empire expanding from the United Kingdom to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Africa and India.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% gold in proof quality and adorned in rose gold plating.
Stunning Struck Reverse Design
The Queen's original Young Head effigy, created by the Royal Mint’s Chief Engraver William Wyon, graced British coinage from the year of her Coronation until 1887. This famed figure has now been superbly crafted on The Perth Mint's prestigious 2oz gold proof tribute. The inscription QUEEN VICTORIA 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF CORONATION and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design.
Extremely Limited Mintage
To commemorate this anniversary and ensure the rarity of this magnificent collectable, The Perth Mint will release no more than 150 of these Queen Victoria 175th Anniversary of Coronation 2013 2oz Gold Proof Coins.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.
Stunning Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case displaying the Queen's cypher on the lid and packaged in a luxurious purple and gold foiled shipper. Each release is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.