Royal Mint unveils official commemorative coins in celebration of the legacy and life of Prince Philip, Duke d’Edinburgh.
The reverse of the coins features an original portrait, which was approved personally by the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh in 2008.
The Duke of Edinburgh was Britain’s longest-serving consort and provided unwavering support for Queen Elizabeth and her family for many decades.
The memorial coins are designed by Ian Rank-Broadley and bear the inscription HRH PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH (1921-2021).
Details about coin celebration
The memorial coin’s denomination is a PS5 Crown, in keeping with royal tradition. This crown is typically used to commemorate significant moments like coronations or jubilees.
According to the Royal Mint, Prince Philip’s philanthropic legacy will be honored by the Royal Mint, which will donate PS50,000 from the sale of coins to honor him.
This donation will allow charities to continue supporting young people overseas and in the UK. At its tourist attraction, The Royal Mint Experience, the Royal Mint also has a temporary exhibition that honors the legacy of Prince Charles.
Prince Philip was a keen collector of coins and served as president of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee between 1952 and 1999. He was responsible for designing coins, medals, and seals in the UK as president.
His appointment came at a time when George VI died, and there was a need to create a new set of coins featuring the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. He was responsible for four new definitive portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on coins during his presidency.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor, said that the coin was a fitting tribute for The Duke of Edinburgh. He moved and inspired so many people with his decades-long service to both the nation and Her Majesty the Queen. Given his outstanding naval career, unwavering devotion to our Monarch, and his Royal duties, I feel proud to unveil this coin on Armed Forces Day. It is only right that he’s shown with the Queen on both sides.
Anne Jessopp was chief executive of The Royal Mint. She stated: “Since The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing in April, many have commented on how he lived a full and happy life. He was the longest-serving consort in British history and patron to more than 750 organizations, including The Royal Mint Advisory Committee.
“The Royal Mint has been marking important Royal events for centuries and it is honored to unveil a new coin that celebrates the life, legacy and achievements of a remarkable man. This coin, which was approved personally by Prince Philip, will support The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Since 1956, millions of young people have been able to benefit from the Awards. They are Prince Philip’s most significant legacy.
Ian Rank-Broadley was the designer of the coin. He recalls meeting Prince Philip for the portrait sitting. You could see that he was a thoughtful and well-read person. It was an honor to spend time with him. He was generous with his time, just like other members of The Royal Family. The design should capture Prince Philip, an intelligent, humorous and impressive man.
This coin is available from the Royal Mint in a variety of metals.
All coins have the Ian Rank – Broadley reverse design. The Jody Clark effigy for Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse.
The Brilliant Uncirculated coppernickel PS5 is the core of this release. It has an unlimited mintage.
It weighs 28.28g and is 38.61mm in diameter.
There are seven Proof Silver coins. Two of them are in.925 fine silver, the rest in.999 silver.
The standard 28.28-gram silver coin is the smallest, while the largest silver coin weighs in at 2 kgs.
The range of gold coins starts at a quarter-ounce, and goes up to 2 kgs. Six of the six gold coins are.9999 Fine, while the rest are struck in the traditional.9167 Fineness.
The prices for the coins start at PS13 for the copper nickel PS5 and go up to PS147,250 with the two-kilogram-gold coin. Prices can be found in a variety of price points throughout the range.