HM QUEEN ELIZABETH - THE QUEEN MOTHER - CELEBRATING 100 YEARS ON 4TH AUGUST 2000
A 1oz silver, coloured coin, struck at The Perth Mint to celebrate the 100th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 4th August 2000.
Born the Honourable Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, into family descended from the Royal House of Scotland, she was educated at home and spent her early childhood at her parent’s country home, just north of London. Married in 1923 to Prince Albert, the royal couple had two children, Princess Elizabeth, the present British Sovereign, and Princess Margaret. After King George V’s death in 1936 and Kings Edward VIII’s abdication in December the same year, the Duke and Duchess assumed the responsibilities of the throne, to become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at their coronation in May 1937.
After King George V's death in 1936 and King Edwards VIII's abdication in December the same year, the Duke and Duchess assumed the responsibilites of the throne, to become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at their coronation in May 1937.
After the death of her husband in 1952, The Queen Mother moved from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, but has remained actively engaged in public duties both at home and abroad. She has become one of the most popular members of the British Royal Family, gaining admiration for her energy and spirit.
With a love of the countryside and sport, The Queen Mother spends tie at the Castle of Mey in the far north-east of Scotland, which she has visited regularly since 1953. She remains at the centre of the Royal Family’s life, maintaining close links with every generation.
This commemorative coin is issued with permission from Clarence House and under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands. The coin is encapsulated and dark blue has been chosen for the interior and exterior of the presentation case. The coin is accompanied by a descriptive booklet that includes a Certificate of Authenticity and is protected by a beauty box.
Composition - Fine Silver (99.9%)
Weight - 31.635g
Diameter - 40.60mm
Worldwide Mintage Limit - 19,500
Mint - The Perth Mint