Australian 50c Coins : 2010 Royal Engagement 50c

March 29, 2011

2010 Uncirculated 50c Royal Engagement

The biggest event on the British Royal calendar for 2011 is to be the wedding of Prince William to Miss Kate Middleton, which will be held on April 29th at Westminster Abbey. Their engagement was announced on November 16th 2010 and soon after it was revealed that the Royal Australian Mint would strike official coins to celebrate the engagement of the happy couple and their upcoming marriage.

To commemorate the engagement and the impending nuptials two Australian 50c coins are set to be released, a wedding coin to go into circulation and the engagement coin seen above released for the collector market. This uncirculated cupro-nickel 50c is to be released in a collector card and will also be released in silver proof with selective gold plating in a 2-coin set with the official wedding coin. The 2-coin set with a limited mintage of just 10,000 sets produced. The reverse coin design by Stuart Devlin, the official Royal Jeweller, is of a collection of roses in a circle and Prince William's coat of arms surrounded by ornate ribbons. It is Devlin's designs of Australian fauna that you see on most circulation coins in your change today.

The Official Royal Engagement coin is to be dated 2010 and the obverse is the standard Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Williams Grandmother. It is the standard circulation type dodecagonal 50c coin, 31.51mm in diameter. The coin has an unlimited mintage and available at issue price of $8.95.

The 2010 Royal Engagement 50c is set to be released on 30th March 2011.

2010 Uncirculated 50c Royal Engagement Card

Posted by harrisk at March 29, 2011 5:25 PM
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