In 2011 the Royal Mint issued this stunning Silver Proof Five Pound Coin
the celebrate the 90th Birthday of Prince Philip, Her Majesty’s The Queen Husband and consort.
He was born Prince of Greece and Denmark and he was born on the island of Corfu on 10th June 1921.
The only son of Prince Andrew of Greece.
He is the oldest living great, great-grandchild of Queen Victoria,
and is in the line of succession to thrones in 16 countries.
Prince Philip graduated as the best cadet in his course from the Royal Navy College, Dartmouth, in 1939.
He went on to have a distinguished career in the Royal Navy.
At the time of his engagement to Princess Elizabeth he had risen to the rank of Lieutenant.
When the Princess became Queen in 1952, he had reached the rank of Commander.
He met the Princess when, the Royal family, visited the Royal Navy College, in 1939,
they exchanged letters and then went onto marry in November 1947.
Prince Philip has been the longest serving royal consort, in British history and has accompanied the Queen
on all her Commonwealth tours and State visits overseas. As well as turs and visits across the United Kingdom.
He has made an enormous contribution to the people of the UK. He remains Patron or President of 800 organisations.
This stunning coin is a fitting tribute to a man, who has been at our Queens side, through her reign,
and to mark his remarkable life of service and achievement. In service to our country.
The coin comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 grams
Metal: .925% Silver
Denomination: Five Pound