Buy the 2008 Prince Philip 60th Birthday Silver Proof Piedfort £5 Crown
This silver proof piedfort commemorative crown is struck in sterling silver, 0.925 fineness. Celebrating Prince Charles' 60th birthday, the coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. This beautiful coin has a limited mintage of 5,000.
Born at Buckingham Palace on 14 November 1948, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is the first son of Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen declared her eldest son and heir apparent Prince of Wales in 1958 and in 1969 his Investiture took place at Caernarfon Castle.
In 2008 His Royal Highness celebrated his 60th birthday and in his honour the Royal Mint struck a special commemorative crown.
The beautifully composed portrait of Prince Charles is the work of esteemed artist Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS whose effigy of the Queen has been in use on British coins since 1998. Following a number of private sittings and working from specially commissioned photographs the artist was able to present the final result that has been approved by both Prince Charles and the Queen. The inscription surrounding the portrait includes the words ICH DIEN, which means 'I serve', and is taken from the Badge of the Prince of Wales. The celebratory year dates of 1948 and 2008 also appear, together with his royal title THE PRINCE OF WALES.
The obverse bears the fourth definitive coin portrait of Eliabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley and the inscription:
ELIZABETH II·D·G REG·FID·DEF FIVE POUNDS
Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the engraving of a portrait of Prince Charles facing right with the inscription:
THE PRINCE OF WALES 1948 ICH DIEN 2008
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Mint:||The Royal Mint|
|Limited Edition Presentation:||5,000|
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