• 50 Cents 2007, KM# 1041, Australia, Elizabeth II, 60th Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
  • 50 Cents 2007, KM# 1041, Australia, Elizabeth II, 60th Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Description

The 2007 60th Royal Wedding Anniversary 50c coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint as a collector coin not intended for general circulation (NCLT or non-circulating legal tender).

It commemorates Queen Elizabeth II's 60th Wedding Anniversary to Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. The wedding took place at Westminster Abbey on the 20th November 1947, and was regarded as an important state occasion.

Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
IRB

Reverse

Depicts silhouettes of the couple above a radiant diamond signifying their 60th wedding anniversary. The wording 'Elizabeth and Philip 60th Wedding Anniversary Fifty Cents" is depicted around. The design is surrounded by sixty royal trumpets.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family. Philip has four children with Elizabeth: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. A keen sports enthusiast, Philip helped develop the equestrian event of carriage driving. He is a patron of over 800 organisations and serves as chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme for people aged 14 to 24.

ELIZABETH
AND
PHILLIP
60th
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
FIFTY CENTS

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 12
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)