This small but perfectly formed gold proof Quarter Sovereign coin in flip orientation is one of three 2g coins issued in the Queen Victoria 200 Years series.
- Minted from 0.917 gold
- Low worldwide mintage of 4,999
- Features the effigy from the first sovereign to be issued under Queen Victoria’s reign
- The effigy surrounded by unique koru designs representing the royal generations.
Though Victoria ascended the British throne in 1837, it was not until 1838 that sovereigns were first issued under her reign. It is that first ever sovereign effigy of Her Majesty that appears here, on the quarter sovereign. The effigy is framed with a koru design representing the royal generations past, present and future. A lattice stained-glass effect symbolises the web of territories that Queen Victoria reigned over during the early peak of the British Empire.
|Denomination:||Fifty New Zealand cents (NZ $0.50)|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Quarter sovereign with effigy of 1838 quarter sovereign, the first to be issued under Queen Victoria’s reign|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||4,999|
|Mint:||The Commonwealth Mint, United Kingdom|