The Royal Australian Mint has joined the celebration of the birth of
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana by issuing commemorative 50-cent coins.
The design features three baby blocks stacked in a pyramid shape.
The two lower blocks each bear an initial, one a W and the other a
C, the initials of William and Catherine, with a baby rattle on
Catherine’s block and a teddy bear on William’s block.
Another block stacked atop the pair displays a baby stroller and
booties. A sprig of golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha), Australia's national flower, is added at left
for an Austalian touch and symbolizes the strong relationship between
the royal family and Australia, according to the RAM.
The common obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen
Two versions of the 2015 coin are issued, an Uncirculated coin
composed of copper-nickel and Proof .999 fine silver version, each
measuring 31.51 millimeters in diameter.
The Uncirculated version weighs 15.55 grams, has a mintage limit of
50,000 pieces, and retails for $10 Australian.
The silver version weighs 18.24 grams and is limited to 5,000
pieces. It retails for $85 Australian.
To order the coins, visit the Royal Australian Mint's e-shop.
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