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QEII 93rd Birthday Commemorative Silver Coin

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  • Commemorative Silver Coin depicting QEII in famous Wattle gown

  • Exclusive to The Bradford Mint

  • Palace approved

  • Low Worldwide edition limit of 199



Commemorated by this exclusive Bradford Mint silver Crown coin, Her Majesty celebrates her birthday twice each year: once for the anniversary of her actual birth date, 21st April, and again for her official birthday. In Australia, the Queen's official birthday is celebrated in most states and territories on the second Monday in June, creating a widely appreciated long weekend. Western Australia and Queensland celebrate in September and October respectively.


The reason for the official date goes back some 270 years, when typically inclement British winter weather saw the monarch of the day, George II, move his birthday celebration to June to coincide with the annual spring Trooping of the Colour.


This year our longest and oldest ever-reigning monarch celebrated her 93rd birthday whilst maintaining traditions such as reviewing soldiers from the Household Division. In England, this televised event takes place on a Saturday so the maximum number of people can come out to celebrate, rejoice and enjoy the spectacular.


The birthday celebrations encompass, among many other events, a 21-gun salute fired from various locations around London and Britain, with an extra 20 fired at Hyde Park and the Tower, plus an extra 21 rounds signifying loyalty to the monarch and Royal Family hence 62 rounds in total.


The Queen's Birthday Parade includes the Trooping of the Colour where over 1,400 officers and men and some 400 musicians from the Massed Bands of the Household Division take part.


The birthday celebrations include the announcement of the much-awaited Queen's Birthday Honours List, naming new members of the Order of Australia for exceptional service to Australia, Australians or humanity as a whole.


This year the Bradford Mint have exclusively produced a celebrative silver coin that is Palace approved. It depicts Her Royal Highness in the unambiguously patriotic and famously recognised Norman Hartnell designed “Wattle” gown. This is the dress purposely designed for the Queen to wear during her first royal visit as monarch to Australia soil in 1954. She subsequently wore this stunning gown during her first evening engagement of the tour in Sydney, and again at her last evening function in Perth before leaving our shores. What better tribute than this design on her birthday, being it is 65 years since the historic visit.


The design is complemented with etched wattle flowers, and ERII symbol all layered in 24-carat gold. The words “Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor” is also stared in Latin, meaning “Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith”. To own your piece and her growing historic reign call now on 02 9841 3324 to talk to one of our Senior Account Executives.

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