Last week was Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s 60th – the Diamond – Wedding Anniversary. Anyone’s 60th wedding anniversary deserves some news time and a shout of congratulations.
A royal 60th anniversary is on a completely different scale. And perhaps more so deserved as it was the first diamond wedding anniversary in British royal history.
To honor the occasion, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were celebrated with anniversary coinage. They have commemorative coin tributes for their 60th anniversary in at least three different countries.
The Royal Mint of UK has:
The Royal Canadian Mint has:
- 2007 5-Ounce Gold Coin – The Queen’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary
- 2007 Special Edition 25-Cent Coloured Coin-The Queen’s 60th Wedding Anniversary
Although anniversary coins weren’t noticeable on the Royal Australian Mint, there were two listed in Australia’s, The Perth Mint*:
- HM Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Wedding Anniversary 1oz Gold Proof Coin (there’s actually a diamond in the letter "O" for this coin)
- HM Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Wedding Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin
All these coins, as described on the product pages, were struck with royal design approval.
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