Kilo-sized gold and silver coins to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II were recently released by the Royal British Mint and the Perth Mint. This adds to a large and growing number of coins issued to mark 60 years of reign.
The .999 fine gold and .999 fine silver kilo coins issued by the Royal British Mint are struck to proof quality. The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II in Garter Robes, while the reverse features the Royal Coat of Arms found on the gates of Buckingham Palace. The coins are struck with a deeper relief than any other UK Diamond Jubilee coins to make the design sharp and contrasting.
The kilo gold coin has a face value of 1000 pounds and is limited to a mintage of 60 pieces. Pricing is not listed, but the Royal Mint states that the gold kilo coins “usually sell out within days.” The kilo silver coin has a face value of 500 pounds and is limited to a mintage of 1,000 pieces. The price indicated on the Royal Mint product page is £2,600.00. (I believe this includes 20% VAT, which is not applicable to US customers.)
Additional information can be found on the Royal Mint website.
The Perth Mint released their .9999 fine gold and .999 fine silver kilo Diamond Jubilee coins today. The obverse features the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse features St. Edward’s Crown with the design encircled by 60 diamonds. Each coin is struck to proof quality.
The kilo gold coin has a face value of 3000 dollars and is limited to a mintage of 60 pieces. The price is listed at US$56,298.35. The current market value of the 32.151 troy ounces of gold content is $50,583.17.
The kilo silver coin has a face value of 30 dollars and is limited to 600 pieces. The price is listed at US$1,779.72. The current market value of the 32.151 troy ounces of silver content is $912.12.
Previous coins issued by the Perth Mint to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee have included a 2 oz. gold proof coin with an embedded diamond and a 1/4 oz gold proof coin, which are listed as unavailable and sold out. The mintage limits were 60 and 1,000, respectively. A 1 oz. silver coin featuring a color design and limited mintage of 7,500 still remains available for sale.
Additional information and ordering for all Perth Mint Diamond Jubilee coins can be found on this page.
Perth Mint Brisbane ANDA Coin Show Special
The Perth Mint has also opened website sales for the purple colored 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Coin issued for the Brisbane ANDA Coin Show.
This 1 oz. silver coin features a design of a purple colored dragon with the pearl of wisdom. Only 5,000 coins in the special ANDA Coin Show packaging will be released, however it seems that the same coin has been issued within other formats previously. This has included 9 and 10 coin sets issued worldwide or for the Chinese market.
A previous black colored Year of the Dragon coin released for the World Money Fair has sold out quickly and still commands a premium on the secondary market.
Here is the Perth Mint’s product page for the Brisbane ANDA Coin Show Special.