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Australia Lady Diana

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


This Lady Diana piece is part of the Royal Ladies gold set which featured four two-hundred fifty dollar coins and one medallion. The reverse features a portrait of Diana with the legend "ELIZABETH II 40TH ANNIVERSARY" and the denomination "250 DOLLARS." The obverse has the Raphael Maklouf portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth with the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992."

Diana Frances Spencer was born on the 1st July, 1961, at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the youngest daughter of the then Viscount and Viscountess Althorp. She had two elder sisters, Jane and Sarah, and a younger brother, Charles. Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29th July 1981. The wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Millions of television viewers around the world were dazzled by the event, with a further 600,000 lining the route from Buckingham Palace to the Cathedral.

She was the first Englishwoman to marry an heir to the throne for 300 years. She was well known for her fund-raising work for international charities and as an eminent celebrity of the late 20th century. The Princess of Wales quickly became involved in the official duties of the Royal family. She was on a constant round of visits to nurseries, schools and hospitals. The public singled her out for public affection. She seemed so genuinely pleased to be with ordinary folk, even if she could no longer be ordinary herself. She began to add her own fresh style to the mix that was the House of Windsor. Diana brought a spontaneity that charmed almost everyone. On her first official visit to the United States she created near hysteria. It takes something special to steal the limelight from an American President, especially among Americans. From the time of her dazzling appearance on her first public engagement Diana's wardrobe became a continual focus of attention.

Diana had always longed for a big family. Within a year of her marriage, on 21st June, 1982, she gave birth to a son, Prince William. In 1984, on 15th September, he had a brother christened Henry, though he was known simply as Harry. The wedding of Lady Diana and the Prince of Wales was the love story of the decade. But the seemingly-perfect fairy-tale was destined not to have a storybook ending. The marriage broke down in acrimony and with revelations of infidelity on both sides. The couple's separation and divorce seriously damaged the monarchy itself.Just as it seemed that Diana, Princess of Wales, had found new love, she died in a car crash on Sunday, 31st August, 1997. The Princess's new friend, Mr Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, died in the accident as well.

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