Jewels Coins Contain Real Jewels
recent years, innovations made by world mints have included
coins with color and holograms, bimetallic coins and coins
in two parts. Now Australia's Perth Mint has come up with
a concept that is truly revolutionary. It is like having
an old fashioned kaleidoscope in the middle of a coin! And
not only is it a kaleidoscope, but the bits of color are
actually precious stones - a minimum of 2 carats of rubies,
sapphires and diamonds are encapsulated in each gold coin,
and at least 1 ½ carats of rubies, sapphires and
cubic zirconia float within each silver coin.
these 2002 legal tender coins commemorate the British Crown
Jewels. They have been authorized by the Government of Cook
Islands, a member of the British Commonwealth. The coins
have been released to coincide with the Golden Jubilee of
Queen Elizabeth's Accession to the Throne. The last time
a Golden Jubilee was celebrated in Britain was for Queen
Victoria in 1887.
Jewels commemoratives are limited to 5,000 Hundred Dollar face
value coins weighing .75 troy oz. of pure (9999 fine) gold,
and 50,000 Silver Dollars containing .80 troy oz. of pure (999
fine) silver. Orders should be sent to official distributor
PandaAmerica, 3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503.
Credit card orders can be placed by calling (800) 472-6327 or
here to shop Online.
1952 the young Princess Elizabeth, aged just 25, was proclaimed
Queen on the death of her father, King George VI. On June
2,1953 the new Queen Elizabeth entered Westminster Abbey wearing
the stunning George IV Diadem and was crowned using the historic
Crown Jewels of Great Britain which included the St. Edward's
Crown, the Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign's Orb, Coronation
Ring, Commonwealth Bracelets, the Sovereign's Sceptre with
the Cross, the Jeweled Sword, the Sceptre with the Dove, and
the Ampulla and Anointing Spoon. All of these are depicted
on the new silver and gold Crown Jewels coins.
by Mel Wacks