More than a year after her accession in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey. The Royal Australian Mint’s commemorative 50c coin honours the 60th anniversary of that momentous event, which began one of the longest reigns in British history.
The coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953 captured the attention of the world in an unprecedented manner. In addition to the 8251 guests in attendance, an international audience of over twenty million watched the coronation ceremony on television.
This uncirculated coin comes in the original display card, as issued by the Royal Australian Mint.