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Released today: the new 2017 United Kingdom Prince Philip £5 coin

On 4th May Buckingham Palace announced that HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, after 70 years at Her Majesty’s side, would be retiring from public duty. To mark this record-breaking achievement, and celebrate his 70 years of service to Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint have today released a brand new design in tribute to Prince Philip.

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The design features Humphrey Paget’s (1893-1974) portrait of The Duke of Edinburgh. Paget’s legacy was much more than just this portrait though – he is now considered to be one of the most exceptional coin artists of the 20th century.

The Royal Mint’s coin designer Lee R. Jones has added to the portrait to include a table inscription and an edge inscription. The final design has been officially approved by Prince Philip himself.

The coin is available in Gold Proof, Silver and Brilliant Uncirculated Base Metal. Here’s your guide to the new 2017 United Kingdom Prince Philip £5 coin range:

Perfect Quality. Very Affordable. 

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The Prince Philip CERTIFIED BU £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is releasing a brilliant uncirculated base metal version of the Prince Philip £5 coin. These coins have been specially struck and carefully handled to ensure that they are free of scratches and chips found amongst circulating coins.

Known as Brilliant Uncirculated (BU), they are available for £13.00 in a Royal Mint Presentation Pack or £10.99 in a Change Checker Certified Brilliant Uncirculated Collector Card.

Silver Proof – the Collector’s Favourite.

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UK 2017 Prince Philip Silver Proof £5

The Silver Proof £5 coin is firmly established as the most sought-after coin amongst collectors because they have all the qualities that collectors really desire.

  • Precious metal content – struck from 925/1000 Sterling Silver
  • Strictly Limited Edition – just 3,000 coins. That’s EVEN LESS than the last UK Prince Philip coin issued for his 90th birthday. With a mintage of 4,599 it was, at the time, the most limited Silver Proof UK £5 coin ever issued.
  • The perfect Proof Finish – even better than Brilliant Uncirulated. Proof coins are struck several times using specially polished dies to create a flawless finish with a perfect mirrored background. The ultimate coin quality.

The Gold Standard

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UK 2017 Prince Philip Gold Proof £5

For the ultimate limited edition, a Gold Proof coin has also been issued. Struck in 22 carat Gold, just 300 of these coins have been authorised for release.

 

 

 


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New UK Prince Philip Coin just announced

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The brand new coin features a portrait of Prince Philip on the reverse and The Queen on the obverse

The Royal Mint has just announced a new Prince Philip Coin that will pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh and his record-breaking 70 years of service to Her Majesty the Queen and the United Kingdom.

The Prince of Wales will be striking the very first of these coins on Tuesday 11th July. The reverse of the coin will bear an image of his Father, Prince Philip and the obverse is to feature his mother, The Queen.

The coins will be available in Gold Proof, Silver and Brilliant Uncirculated Base Metal. They will be available to order from 7th August.

If you’re interested you can sign up below for more information as soon as it becomes available.

Last UK Prince Philip Coin is one the UK’s scarcest £5 Coins

Prince Philip was last celebrated on a UK coin six years ago for his 90th birthday. With a mintage of just 4,599 it was, at the time, the most limited Silver Proof £5 ever issued.

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The 2011 Royal Mint Prince Philip £5 coin remains one the UK’s most scarce issues

It is now highly sought-after by collectors and, arguably, one of the most collectable £5 coins ever released by The Royal Mint.