Perth Mint has announced the creation of two new coins to mark the Queen’s forthcoming jubilee.

The Perth Mint has announced it has created a pair of coins to mark the Queen’s forthcoming diamond jubilee.

The Australian mint has released two silver coins that depict the Queen at the time of her ascension to the throne in 1952 and during her first tour of Australia in 1954.

Both are made from one troy ounce of 9.99 per cent silver and have the year and ‘1 dollar’ inscribed on them.

They also have the St Edwards Crown and the Royal Shield inlaid in to them in 24-carat gold.

Only one thousand of the sets will be created by the mint.

It joins a collection of other coins that have been issued around in the Commonwealth to mark the 60 years the Queen has spent on the throne.

It is not the first time recently that the Queen has been commemorated by the Perth Mint, as it crafted the world’s largest gold coin last year to mark the monarch’s visit to Australia.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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