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Royal Engagement

2010

 

This Royal Engagement commemorative issue is to celebrate the engagement of HRH Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The reverse was designed by Staurt Devlin, who is the Queens goldsmith and jeweller, and shows the centre filled with roses and a royal emblem below. It has the legend H.R.H. PRINCE WILLIAM AND MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON FIFTY CENTS. The obverse features an Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, right-facing and crowned. It also contains the legend ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010. The special uncirculated coin is presented credit card style. There was also a Royal Wedding commemorative twenty cent coin released in 2011.

It was on the 16th November 2010 that the announcement by Prince Charles was made that his eldest son Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton became engaged to be married. This news had been eagerly awaited by an adoring public that were increasingly focusing on them over the eight years of dating. She had waited so patiently during that time that the media had nicknamed her Waity Katy. Their photos were hot property though and she had become the darling of the press. It was during their trip to Kenya that the Prince had carried his mother's, Princess Diana, diamond engagement ring in his pocket just waiting for the right moment to pop the question. The wedding was due to take place on the 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, London (The British Monarchy, 2013). The couple did decide to give a detailed account with BBC after the announcement of their engagement had become official. They both spoke without restriction with regards to their affectionate and loving sensuality for each other. Will openly admitted that he was drawn to Kate's mischievous gaity. Kate's shyness prevailed throughout the interview making the character Will was describing very much so not the obvious. Often she was hesitant in finishing her statements and Will came forth to aide her during the interview. However, she has changed remarkably and has become increasingly social with regards to speaking to an audience in front of a camera.Will had great concern for Kate being able to live under the scrutiny, inquiry and close examination that entails being the wife of a prince. He wanted her to have time to digest the lifestyle she would be embarking on. His concern was beyond genuine because after seven years he asked for Kate's hand in marriage with hesitancy still. He was unsure that the lifestyle would be one that would enhance her life and be beneficial for all concerned. Truly a gentleman of honour was Will with regards to his potential bride Ms. Kate Middleton.So finally, while on holiday in Kenya, Prince William decided to propose to Ms. Kate. It was a momentous occasion and one that was welcomed by all.Ms. Kate was overwhelmed with love and adoration and accepted his proposal gracefully (ABC News, 2010). So the long awaited moment that they had discussed numerous times had embellished them both and initiated their official journey of lifelong commitment.

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692010 59,8205.708.90122630354148240 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2010 Gold Overlaid Proof18,475110120130140150640Values 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.