Prince Philip

"... young people of every generation have to discover for themselves what life is all about."

Prince Philip, speaking about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2010


After nearly 80 years of dedicated service to his country, The Duke of Edinburgh has announced his retirement from public duties. Don’t miss your chance to mark his extraordinary contribution to national life.

Prince Philip’s record of service is unparalleled starting with commended service in the navy through his steadfast support of Her Majesty The Queen and his leadership of hundreds of charities. To celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh’s life of service we are striking a new coin, featuring a design that he has approved.

To mark the occasion, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, struck the very first coin during a visit to The Royal Mint Experience, on Tuesday 11 July. It is thought that this was a very 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.

HRH The Prince of Wales visit to The Royal Mint

The Prince Philip retirement coin will be available as a gold Proof and silver Proof edition, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition. The coin goes on sale on 7 August.


This coin range has now launched. Click here to view the full range.