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1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee 50c
|It was announced on the 1st of November 1976 by the then
Treasurer, Mr Phillip Lynch that the Royal Australian Mint would release a commemorative
coin in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin was to be released
by the time of Her Majesties Royal Visit on 7 March 1977.
The coin which has a wattle blossom at its centre representing Australia and 25 overlapping crowns surrounding the inscription "Silver Jubilee" and "50 Cents", there is a crown for each year since Elizabeth's accession to the throne.
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The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth realms. It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977, culminating in June with the official "Jubilee Days," held to coincide with the Queen's Official Birthday. The anniversary date itself was commemorated in church services across the land on 6 February 1977, and continued throughout the month. In March, preparations started for large parties in every major city of the United Kingdom, as well as for smaller ones for countless individual streets throughout the country.