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Diamond Jubilee


To celebrate sixty years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 the Royal Australian Mint produced a number of commemorative pieces. Two designs were issued in the fifty cent denomination. The first was designed by Stuart Devlin and was issued as a uncirculated cupro nickel piece and a fine silver proof. The second was designed by Michael Meszaros and was issued in either Gold or Silver as part of a extremely limited three coin set made in conjunction with the Royal Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II occurred on the 2nd of June 1953. The coronation service took place in Westminster Abbey in London in front of a more than 8,000 guests. The ceremony was also the first British coronation to be televised and was watched by an astounding 20 million on BBC coverage. The service was complex and long with Queen Elizabeth swearing an oath of governance, being anointed with a holy oil, presented with the royal regalia, and finally crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury as the crowd shouted "God save the Queen!".

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 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692012 66,2012831323737383943180 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2012 Silver Proof12,469      2012 Gold Proof335      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.