British coins honor Royal Platinum Wedding Anniversary

May 11, 2017 – Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together and have dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy. The couple first met at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939 when the Queen was just 13-years-old, and began exchanging letters before eventually becoming formally engaged in 1947, following the Queen’s 21st birthday. The royal pair married later in the same year and in November this year will celebrate their Platinum Wedding anniversary. The monarch was crowned just five years after their wedding following the death of her father King George VI, who died aged only 56, and although the transition changed their lives forever the couple have always approached their royal duties with a sense of humour and affection for each other that, over the decades, is testament to their enduring love.

It is a rare occurrence that a coin is issued with a duel effigy featured on the obverse, this makes this coin incredibly special! Pobjoy Mint has received exclusive approval from the Queen to feature a duel-effigy of her and HRH Prince Philip together. The Mint is incredibly excited to have this permission as it is the first time that this portrait has ever been used on a coin! 

Falkland Islands. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Gooodwood Races 1954 / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.Falkland Islands. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Gooodwood Races 1954 / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.

Falkland Islands. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Gooodwood Races 1954 / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.

Goodwood Races 1954

On the reverse of this coin features a design based on a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Goodwood races in 1954. A smile spreads across the Queens face as she is reunited with the Prince after a few weeks apart.

British Indian Ocean Territory. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - The Queen's 80th Birthday / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.British Indian Ocean Territory. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - The Queen's 80th Birthday / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.

British Indian Ocean Territory. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - The Queen's 80th Birthday / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.

The Queen's 80th Birthday

The design on the reverse of this coin is adapted from an image of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, arriving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 15, 2006 for a service of thanksgiving held in honour of the Queen's 80th birthday. 

South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands. Platinum Set: 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - The Queen at her 90th Birthday / Platinum / 28.00 g / 6.22 mm / Mintage: 650.South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands. Platinum Set: 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - The Queen at her 90th Birthday / Platinum / 28.00 g / 6.22 mm / Mintage: 650.

South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands. Platinum Set: 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - The Queen at her 90th Birthday / Platinum / 28.00 g / 6.22 mm / Mintage: 650.

The Queen at her 90th Birthday

The design on the reverse of this coin is based on the official portrait taken on the Queen’s 90th Birthday and is the final portrait in the series of official pictures. This powerful image was taken around Easter at Windsor Castle. 

Platinum Set: 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Prince Philip at the Queen's 90th Birthday / Platinum / 28.00 g / 6.22 mm / Mintage: 650.Platinum Set: 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Prince Philip at the Queen's 90th Birthday / Platinum / 28.00 g / 6.22 mm / Mintage: 650.

Platinum Set: 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Prince Philip at the Queen's 90th Birthday / Platinum / 28.00 g / 6.22 mm / Mintage: 650.

Prince Philip at the Queen's 90th Birthday

The Queen was born on April 21st so Her Majesty and the love of her life HRH Prince Philip posed for an official photo-shoot at Windsor Castle. The Queen was wearing a striped shirt and a pink cardigan whilst Philip was wearing a funky tie and tweed jacket. The Queen also benefit from having a second Birthday in June, known as her official Birthday, this is to avoid typical British weather during the outdoor elements of the celebrations.

British Virgin Islands. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Giggles at Buckingham Palace / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.British Virgin Islands. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Giggles at Buckingham Palace / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.

British Virgin Islands. 70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip - Giggles at Buckingham Palace / Sterling Silver / 28.28 g / 38.60 mm / Mintage: 2000.

Giggles at Buckingham Palace

On the reverse of this coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh adapted from a photo taken at Buckingham palace in 2005. The Queen has just passed HRH Prince Philip in uniform when she is struck by a bout of the ‘giggles’. A beautiful image that shows an intimate moment & the strength of the bond between the Royal Couple.

For more information please visit the Pobjoy Mint website.

To visit the official website of Her Majesty The Queen, please click here.

Of course The Duke of Edingburgh also has his own webpage.

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