2011 Royal Wedding Commemorative One Dollar and the Pad Printing Technique

May 18, 2011

2011 Royal Wedding One Dollar -image courtesy www.perthmint.com.au

Commemorative coin releases quite often feature a relatively new technique known as pad printing. Coloured images, just like photographs often translate well to a coin design. The coin featured in this entry is the 1 oz Royal Wedding silver proof one dollar coin struck by the Perth Mint commemorating the nuptials of William and Kate. This design was officially approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is limited to just 12,500 coins minted. The coloured design of the now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown on a backdrop of the intricate detail of Westminster Abbey where they were married on April 29th 2011. The design is by Aleysha Howarth and the coin weighs 31.135g and is 40.6mm in diameter, much larger than the circulation one dollar. The process of striking this proof coin and the addition of the pad printed part of the design can be seen in this YouTube Video.

Posted by harrisk at May 18, 2011 1:41 PM
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