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Australia Queen Mother

1992 Proof Two Hundred Fifty Dollar reverse 1992 Proof Two Hundred Fifty Dollar obverse

1992 Proof Two Hundred Fifty Dollar

Reverse Designer:Stuart Devlin Obverse Designer:Raphael Maklouf Size:28mm Weight:16.95g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper


Sales History


The Royal Ladies Gold set featured 4 two hundred fifty dollar coins and one medallion. The reverses depicted one of four royal ladies including Princess Anne and the late Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lady Diana. The twenty-five dollar coin commemorating the 40th anniversary of the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse features a portrait of the Queen Mother with the legend ELIZABETH II 40TH ANNIVERSARY. 25 DOLLARS while the obverse features the Maklouf portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the legend ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen Mother was born the Honourable Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon on 4 August 1900 (fourth daughter of Lord Glamis, later 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne) and spent her early childhood at St Paul's Waldenbury in Hertfordshire, north of the capital (The Royal Household, 2013) . This was the country home of her parents. The Bowes-Lyon family is descended from the Royal House of Scotland. One of The Queen Mother's 14th-century ancestors, Sir John Lyon, became Thane of Glamis, home of Macbeth 300 years before, and Glamis Castle is the family seat. In January 1923 came the announcement of her engagement to HRH The Duke of York (Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George), The King and Queen's second son. They were married on 26 April 1923 in Westminster Abbey. They had two children, Princess Elizabeth, born on 21 April 1926 at the Strathmores' London home, 17 Bruton Street, and Princess Margaret, born on 21 August 1930 at Glamis Castle. Princess Margaret predeceased her mother, dying on 9 February 2002. A special 5 coin was produced by the Royal Mint, to celebrate The Queen's 80th birthday and sold to raise funds for the national memorial to The Queen Mother.

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