This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth,the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent. The coin features a wonderful Cameo insert, has a great design, has a beautiful High Relief and comes in an elegant wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity
This fantastic two ounce silver antique finish coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. Queen Victoria was born as Alexandrina Victoria on 24 May, 1819, at Kensington Palace, London. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George III. Her father died shortly after her birth and she became heir to the throne as the three uncles ahead of her in the line of succession had no surviving legitimate children. Ascending the throne in 1837, at the age of 18, when her uncle King William IV died, Queen Victoria reigned for almost 65 years. In that time, Britain’s Empire expanded to cover about one fifth of the Earth’s surface, making Queen Victoria empress to almost a quarter of the world’s population. Queen Victoria began to shape the United Kingdom’s political landscape into that of a modern constitutional monarchy. The silver coin features a cameo insert depicting Leonard Charles Wyon’s effigy of Queen Victoria wearing wreaths of banksia in her hair. Queen Victoria popularised portrait cameos made of sea shells during her reign.
The reverse of the coin features a cameo insert depicting Leonard Charles Wyon’s effigy of Queen Victoria wearing wreaths of banksia in her hair.
On top of the reverse the inscription “200th ANNIVERSARY”. On the bottom of the reverse the inscription “QUEEN VICTORIA” – the name of the coin.The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “AUSTRALIA” – the issuing country, “2 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2019” – the year of issue and “2oz 9999 SILVER” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver.