2021 Prince Philip Memorial Gold Proof Five Pound Coin
This 22 carat gold coin honours the life of Prince Philip. The reverse design was approved by The Duke of Edinburgh in 2008.
Issued by The Royal Mint, this gold £5 coin is struck to a proof finish and issued in a presentation box, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Only 560 of these coins have been minted, with a limited edition presentation of 500 coins.
Prince Philip was born on 10th June 1921. As a former naval commander, he fought for the Royal Navy in World War II. Philip married the (then) Princess Elizabeth on 20th November 1947 and took the title of the Duke of Edinburgh. In 1957 he was made a prince.
Philip became one of Britain's favourite members of the British royal family. His outrageous comments and loyalty to the Queen endeared him to the nation. Prince Philip passed away on 9th April 2021, just 62 days before his 100th birthday.
The obverse was designed by Jody Clark. It shows the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The text reads:
2021 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
The reverse of the coin was designed by Ian Rank Broadley. It features a right-facing portrait of Prince Philip. The design was approved by The Duke of Edinburgh in 2008. The text reads:
HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP
DUKE OF EDINBURGH
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1.177|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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