Commemorative coin marking Prince Philip’s “life well lived” revealed for the first time
- The Chancellor unveils a new £ 5 coin commemorating the life of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
- Coin presented on Armed Forces Day 2021, recognizing the Duke’s years of naval service and his support for Her Majesty The Queen.
- The design features the original portrait of the Duke and will be minted by the Royal Mint.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils a new Duke of Edinburgh commemorative coin.
The special edition £ 5 coin features an original portrait of the Duke to celebrate his remarkable life. The design of the coin was approved by the Duke before his death in April of this year and launches on Armed Forces Day 2021.
The Royal Mint will also donate £ 50,000 to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to support its important community work in the UK and abroad.
Pictures of the room can be seen online.
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 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 royal duties, and it is only fitting that he and the Queen are represented together from both sides.
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 sponsor 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 fitting 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.
Ruth Marvel, CEO of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, said:
This wonderful tribute will help us build on the legacy of The Duke of Edinburgh so that more young people can start their DofE Award journey and develop the skills, resilience and self-confidence they will need to successfully face the challenges. of adult life.
The part will be available from the Royal Mint website today, as well as post offices across the UK and special dealers across the Commonwealth and around the world.
The design was personally approved by The Duke of Edinburgh in 2008 and drawn by renowned artist Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest serving husband in British history and for decades he was an unwavering support to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
The coin bears the inscription “HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021” and will be minted by the Royal Mint. The Duke of Edinburgh served as Chairman of the Royal Mint Advisory Board for 47 years. The coin is legal tender but was intended as a limited edition collector’s item or gift and will not enter general circulation.
- The commemorative coin is available from The Royal Mint website
- The Duke of Edinburgh served as Chairman of the Royal Mint’s Advisory Board from 1952 to 1999. During this time he oversaw the creation of the Decimal Coins and four of the Queen’s final coin portraits.
- The Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) advises the Chancellor, as Master of the Mint, on British coin designs.