The Prince of Wales has struck the first commemorative gold coin to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement from public life. It also recognises the almost 80 years he has dedicated to his country and to Her Majesty The Queen.
Prince Charles struck the coin during a visit to The Royal Mint’s factory and visitor centre in Llantrisant, Wales. He pressed a button before examining the coin, which will be made in gold and silver. It’s thought that this was a special moment for the Prince, with the reverse of the coin bearing an image of his father Prince Philip, and the obverse – or front – of the coin featuring a portrait of his mother, The Queen. Philip personally approved the design.
The coin will be available in gold proof and silver proof precious metal finishes as well as collectable Brilliant Uncirculated editions. The coin goes on sale on August 7 but you can register your interest on the The Royal Mint website.