Prince Philip Honored on a Special British 5-pound Coin

Prince Philip honored on a special British 5-pound coin. London – The British Treasury has unveiled a new special edition coin to commemorate the life of Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99.

The Treasury said on Saturday that the design of the five-pound coin was approved by Philip in 2008.

It features an original portrait of Philippe painted by artist Ian Rank-Broadley. Although a legal tender, the Coins are designed as limited-edition collectibles or gifts and are not in general circulation. The UK issues the lowest circulating banknote, the five-pound note known as the “fiber”.

Philip has been married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years. On the other side of the coin is a 95-year-old monarch, as is customary on British coins. This coin was launched on Armed Forces Day in the UK Philip has a distinguished naval career.

“This coin is a fitting tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, who has touched and inspired many people around the world while serving the country and her Majesty Queen for decades,” said Treasurer Rishi Sunak. These coins are available on Royal Mint’s website as well as post offices across the UK and special stock lists in the Commonwealth and around the world.

The Royal Mint, which has been celebrating important royal events for centuries, will donate £50,000 ($70,000) to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to support community work in the UK and internationally.


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