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Australia 2015-P Her Royal Highness HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Windsor of Cambridge - Royal Family Baby Infant Birth $25 .9999 Pure Gold Dollar Proof GX

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TRULY RARE yet affordable! Mintage limit of just 1,000 quarter ounce pure gold proof celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Windsor of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton!

Investment Opportunity!His Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Windsor of Cambridge was born on 2 May 2015 at St Mary’s Hospital in London. She is the second child of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton) and a great granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. The new Princess is fourth in line to the throne after his grandfather and heir apparent Charles, Prince of Wales, his father Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, and her older brother, Prince George.

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Investment Note - With a mintage of only 1,000, we expect these affordable, pure gold gems to sell out quickly (just like the Prince George Gold Proof did in 2013). Don't delay! A fast sellout at the Mint is predicted!

Prince William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, cradle His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Windsor.Princess Charlotte is the first princess to be born into the British monarchy in 25 years. The last was the daughter of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, Princess Eugenie of York, in 1990. Charlotte is the first major royal who cannot be overtaken in the line of succession by any future younger brothers, following changes to the monarchy's rules to remove gender bias.

In keeping with tradition, a proclamation of the Royal birth was displayed at the gates of Buckingham Palace. The arrival of Princess Charlotte was also celebrated by a 41-gun salute performed by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park and a simultaneous 62-gun salute was executed by the Honorable Artillery Company and the City of London’s Army Reserve Regiment from Gun Wharf at the Tower of London. To coincide with this grand military observance, sounds from the bells of Westminster Abbey enriched the reception.

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Prince William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, cradle His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Windsor. Following the registration of his birth, the Home Secretary and The Queen’s Private Secretary officially informed State and Commonwealth representatives and overseas dignitaries of the presence of the presence of the Princess and potential future Queen.

The coin’s touching vignette depicts a sculpted portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradling and gazing lovingly at their newborn baby, with His Royal Highness Prince George by their side. The image is encircled by a ribbon tied in a delicate bow. The inscription IN CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF THE ROYAL BABY, the date of issue, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mint mark are also included in the design.

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Investment Note
A grand total of only one thousand (1,000) of this royalty-themed gold proof were struck by the Perth Mint as the ultimate collector's coin, making it truly rare - meaning at most only 1,000 fortunate numismatists can ever own one. Each royal birth gold proof weighs one quarter troy ounce of pure gold. Need we say more?

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us this affordable gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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Australia 2015 Royal Birth Gold in BoxObverse
The coin’s touching vignette depicts a sculpted portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradling and gazing lovingly at their newborn baby, with His Royal Highness Prince George by their side. The image is encircled by a ribbon tied in a delicate bow. The inscription IN CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF THE ROYAL BABY, the date of issue, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mint mark are also included in the design.

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Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1/4 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2015
   
Face Value 25 Dollars
Weight 7.777 g
Diameter 20.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   2.00 mm
Mintage Limit    1,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Aleysha Howarth (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom
The collective term Crown Jewels refers to the regalia and vestments worn by the sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and at various other state functions. These include the following objects: the crowns, scepters, orbs, swords, rings, spurs, colobium sindonis, dalmatic, armill, and the royal robe or pall, as well as several other objects connected with the ceremony itself.

Scepter with the CrossThe oldest set of Crown Jewels, dating from the Anglo-Saxon period, were lost by John of England near the Wash in 1216. A replacement set was made shortly afterwards which was later joined by the addition of Welsh prince Llywelyn's coronet in 1284. This replacement set was stolen from Westminster Abbey in 1303 although most, if not all, were recovered days later from the window of a London jeweler's shop (resulting in dire consequences for the shopkeeper).

Oliver Cromwell melted down most of the original Crown Jewels of his era after the establishment of the Commonwealth in 1649. Upon the Restoration of Charles II, most of the regalia had to be replaced. The only pieces to survive from before the Civil War are three swords and a spoon.

The British Crown Jewels easily constitute the most valuable jewelry collection in existence. The three most impressive pieces are described below; all can be seen in the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II earlier in this presentation.

The Scepter with the Cross was made in 1661, and is so called because it is surmounted by a cross. In 1905, it was redesigned to incorporate the Cullinan I, also known as the Great Star of Africa, which at over 530 carats (106 g) is the largest cut diamond in the world. During the coronation, the monarch bears the Scepter with the Cross in the right hand.

The Sovereign's Orb, a type of globus cruciger, is a hollow golden sphere made in 1661. There is a band of jewels running along the center, and a half-band on the top hemisphere. Surmounting the orb is a jeweled Cross representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith. For a part of the coronation, it is borne in the Sovereign's left hand.

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Of all the Crown Jewels, the most valuable is the Imperial State Crown, featured on this magnificent coin. The Crown is generally worn at the end of a coronation when the new monarch departs from Westminster Abbey and is not traditionally the actual crown used at the moment of coronation. However it was actually worn during the ceremony by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, both of whom complained about the weight of the normally-used crown, St. Edward's Crown.

The Imperial State Crown is of a design similar to St. Edward's Crown; it includes a base of four crosses pattee alternating with four fleurs-de-lis, above which are four half-arches surmounted by a cross. Inside is a deep purple velvet cap with an ermine border. The Crown includes an incredible number of precious gems, including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies!

Among these are several world-famous jewels. The cross atop the Crown is set with a stone known as St. Edward's Sapphire, a sapphire taken from the ring (or possibly coronet) of Edward the Confessor. The Black Prince's Ruby is set on the front cross pattee. Furthermore, the famous Cullinan II Diamond, or Lesser Star of Africa, is set on the front of the Crown.

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The Black Prince's RubyThe Black Prince's Ruby
The Black Prince's Ruby is actually a bead-shaped spinel weighing roughly 170 carats (34 g), that is, the size of a chicken egg! It is one of the oldest of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, with a known history dating back to the middle of the 14th century and having been in the possession of the British kings since it was given in 1367 to its namesake, Edward of Woodstock (the "Black Prince").

What is a spinel? Until fairly modern times, all red gemstones were referred to as "rubies". It was only relatively recently that the rarer spinel has been differentiated from the more common ruby. The two gemstones can be distinguished on the basis of hardness and density - a ruby is slightly harder and denser than a spinel. The two stones can also be told apart by their optical properties: a true ruby is dichroic while a spinel is singly refractive.

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Cullinan DiamondThe Cullinan Diamonds (Stars of Africa)
The original, intact Cullinan Diamond was found by Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company in Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa on June 25 1905. It is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g). The stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the diamond mine.

The stone was bought by the Transvaal government and presented to King Edward VII of Great Britain. However, transport from South Africa to England posed a bit of a problem with regard to security. Well-known detectives from London were placed on a steamer ship that was rumored to carry the stone, but this was a diversionary tactic. The stone on that ship was a fake, meant to attract those who would be interested in stealing it. The actual diamond was in fact sent to England in a plain box via parcel post!

The Cullinan was cut into three large parts by Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam, and eventually into some 11 large gem-quality stones and a number of smaller fragments. The largest polished gem from the stone is named Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, and at 530.20 carats (106.04 g) was the largest polished diamond in the world until the 1985 discovery of the Golden Jubilee diamond (545.67 cts), also from the Premier mine. Cullinan I is now mounted in the head of the Scepter with the Cross. The second largest gem from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, at 317.40 carats (63.48 g), is the third largest polished diamond in the world and is also part of the British crown jewels, as it forms a part of the Imperial State Crown. Both gems are on display at the Tower of London, as parts of the British crown jewels.

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