THE ROYAL MINT has unveiled its new commemorative coin, celebrating the life and legacy of Prince Philip. The Duke, who passed away in April, served as president of The Royal Mint Advisory Committee for several years.
The official memorial coin features an original portrait of The Duke of Edinburgh on a £5 crown, which was personally approved by Prince Philip himself. The original coin makers have also said they will make a £50,000 donation to The Duke of Edinburgh award schemes to support work in the UK and internationally.
The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest serving consort in British history, standing by the Queen for decades. The memorial has the inscription ‘HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021’. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “This coin is a fitting tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh, who moved and inspired so many people around the world with his decades of service both to the nation and Her Majesty The Queen.
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