Born on May 24th, 1819, Alexandrina Victoria ascended the British throne in 1837, following her uncle’s death. She went on to become the longest reigning English monarch of all time - a record only recently broken by the current ruler, Queen Elizabeth II. During Victoria’s reign, Great Britain became a massive empire, ruling over almost a quarter of the world’s population. And of course, that included Australia. Appearing on the obverse of all Australian struck sovereigns from the very first in 1855 until her death in 1901 - it is those four main portraits that The Perth Mint has chosen to honour Victoria’s 200th Birthday in 2019. Bearing all four portraits used in Australia, each of these proof coins is struck from two ounces of 99.99% gold. Only 350 will be released, all housed in a presentation case with certificates of authenticity.