For most of us living in the UK today, the Queen and Prince Philip have been a constant in our lives, a vibrant and hugely successful partnership at the head of the nation and Commonwealth. Prince Philip is now the longest serving royal consort in British history and his 90th birthday this year has given us a marvellous opportunity to thank him for his unwavering support to the Queen throughout her long reign.
It is a particular pleasure to celebrate his birthday with a £5 coin, since Prince Philip served as President of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee for more than forty years. The coin bears a specially commissioned, and instantly recognisable, portrait of Prince Philip on the reverse to make a coin that features, for the first time in British history, a monarch and consort on opposite sides of the same coin.
Struck in sterling silver to Proof quality and celebrating such a leading figure in British royal history, this coin a must-have for every collector.
*Please note: this coin has a maximum coin mintage of 20,000