Special £ 5 coin to commemorate Prince Philip struck by the Royal Mint – .

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Special £ 5 coin to commemorate Prince Philip struck by the Royal Mint – .


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It looks mint! Special £ 5 coin to commemorate Prince Philip is struck in tribute to his ‘decades of service to both the nation and to Her Majesty the Queen’

  • Coin’s design – which features an original portrait – was approved by the Duke
  • The coin will be minted by the Royal Mint and is available on its website
  • Philip was Chairman of the Royal Mint Advisory Board for 47 years

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A new special edition £ 5 coin to commemorate the life of the Duke of Edinburgh has been unveiled by the Chancellor.

The Treasury said the design for the coin – which features an original portrait of Philip – was approved by the Duke before his death in April this year and is launching on Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “This coin is a fitting tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, who has moved and inspired so many around the world with his decades of service to both the nation and to Her Majesty the Queen.

“I am proud to unveil the coin on Armed Forces Day, given his distinguished naval career and unwavering dedication to our monarch and his royal duties, and it is fitting that he and the Queen are represented together on both sides. ‘

A new special edition £ 5 coin to commemorate the life of the Duke of Edinburgh has been unveiled by the Chancellor

The Treasury said the design for the coin - which features an original portrait of Philip - was approved by the Duke before his death in April this year and is launching on Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

The Treasury said the design for the coin – which features an original portrait of Philip – was approved by the Duke before his death in April this year and is launching on Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

The coin will be minted by the Royal Mint and is available on its website, as well as at UK post offices and special dealers in the Commonwealth and around the world, the Treasury said.

The Royal Mint will also donate £ 50,000 to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to support its community work in the UK and abroad, he added.

The Duke of Edinburgh served as Chairman of the Royal Mint Advisory Board for 47 years.

The design drawn by artist Ian Rank-Broadley was personally approved by the Duke in 2008 and the piece is inscribed “HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021”.

Prince Philip's brilliant naval career, which saw him decorated for his bravery during World War II, saw him amass an array of medals which he proudly displayed in many functions.  Pictured: The Duke attending a service at Westminster Abbey in 2015

Prince Philip’s brilliant naval career, which saw him decorated for his bravery during World War II, saw him amass a chest of medals which he proudly displayed in many functions. Pictured: The Duke attending a service at Westminster Abbey in 2015

The coin will be minted by the Royal Mint and is available on its website, as well as at UK post offices and special dealers in the Commonwealth and around the world, the Treasury said.

The coin will be minted by the Royal Mint and is available on its website, as well as at UK post offices and special dealers in the Commonwealth and around the world, the Treasury said.

The Royal Mint will also donate £ 50,000 to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award to support its community work in the UK and abroad, he added.

The Royal Mint will also donate £ 50,000 to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to support its community work in the UK and abroad, he added.

The coin is legal tender but was intended as a limited edition collector’s item or gift and will not enter general circulation, the Treasury said.

Anne Jessopp, Managing Director of the Royal Mint, said: “Since the Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April, many have said he has led a life well lived.

“He was the longest-serving husband in British history and the patron or chairman of over 750 organizations, including the Royal Mint Advisory Board.

“The Royal Mint has marked important royal events for centuries and is honored to unveil an original new coin that celebrates the life and legacy of a remarkable man.

“It seems appropriate that this coin – which was personally endorsed by the Prince – also supports the Duke of Edinburgh’s awards work.

“The awards have benefited millions of young people since their inception in 1956 and are perhaps Prince Philip’s greatest legacy. “

The design drawn by artist Ian Rank-Broadley was personally approved by the Duke in 2008 and the piece bears the inscription

The design drawn by artist Ian Rank-Broadley was personally approved by the Duke in 2008 and the coin is inscribed “HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

The coin is legal tender but was intended as a limited edition collector's item or gift and will not go into general circulation, the Treasury said.

The coin is legal tender but was intended as a limited edition collector’s item or gift and will not go into general circulation, the Treasury said.



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