Australian Coins Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary of the Royal Couple

01 Dec 2017  Fri

The 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip was celebrated with the release of two special collectible coins by Royal Australian Mint.

The coin features ancient visual languages of heraldry and floriography to represent the Royal Family and the successors of the House of Windsor. The symbols represent family, marriage, and love between Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The Royal Australian Mint has been celebrating special Royal milestones, ever since its inception in 1965.

Buckingham Palace approved the design that features the Royal Couple’s monogram ‘EP’ along with wreaths of myrtle that represent their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The heraldic symbol of the Princes in direct line of succession pins every wreath. Myrtle flowers portray other family members. This is an ancient symbol of marriage and love as well. Seven flowers represent seven decades of marriage.

Silver and cupro nickel versions are available. The silver coin costs $80 AUS and its mintage limit is 5,000. The cupro-nickel costs $12.50 AUS and its mintage limit is 30,000 pieces.