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Australia Princess Margaret

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


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The Royal Ladies Gold set featured four two hundred and 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.

Princess Margaret (21st August 1930 - 9th February 2002) was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and sister to The Queen. She was born on 21 August 1930. During her life, The Princess played an active role in the Royal Family's public work, supporting The Queen. Her interests included welfare work and the arts. She was patron or president of over 80 organisations, ranging from children's charities to ballet companies. Princess Margaret was also a devoted mother. She had two children from her marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones : Lord Linley, born on 3rd November 1961, and Lady Sarah Chatto, born on 1st May 1964.

Princess Margaret was Honorary Fellow of several learned societies, received Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Cambridge and Keele, and was a Master of the Bench of Lincoln's Inn. She was also Colonel-in-Chief of a number of military units, including the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars and The Royal Highland Fusiliers, taking a personal interest in their history and activities and making a point of being posted with their latest news. She had special relationships with HMS Illustrious and HMS Norfolk. She was Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Coningsby.Apart from British regiments, Princess Margaret was also Colonel-in-Chief of foreign units including the Highland Fusiliers of Canada and The Bermuda Regiment. A full list follows: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Special Relationships HMS Illustrious HMS Norfolk Army (and Commonwealth Armies) Colonel-in-Chief 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps The Highland Fusiliers of Canada The Princess Louise Fusiliers (of Canada) The Royal Newfoundland Regiment The Bermuda Regiment Deputy Colonel-in-Chief The Royal Anglian Regiment Royal Air Force Honorary Air Commodore Royal Air Force Coningsby

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