Prince Charles Strikes Special Coin for Duke of Edinburgh – collector’s item

Prince Charles Strikes Retirement Coin for Duke of Edinburgh
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Prince Charles Strikes Special Coin for Duke of Edinburgh – a retirement coin for the Duke.

The Royal Mint has launched a commemorative £5 coin as a tribute to public life of the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was also President of the Mint’s Advisory Committee for 47 years. The first coin was struck by Prince Charles July 11.

One side of the coin bears the image of Prince Philip and the Latin phrase Non sibi sed patriae, meaning not for self, but country.

Launching the commemorative coin celebrates the contribution to public life of the Duke of Edinburgh.  Also in recognition of the 80 years he has spent in service to his country and to Her Majesty the Queen.

It was a special occasion for Charles. He was happy to have cut a coin with the images of his Father and Mother Her Majesty the Queen

Known as the retirement coin it is available in Gold Proof and Silver Proof precious metal finishes as well as collectable Brilliant Uncirculated editions.

The Portrait of Prince Philip was based on a design by Humphrey Paget OBE.

To find out more about the coins visit http://www.royalmint.com/pre-register/prince-philip

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