In 2011 the Royal Mint issued this Silver Proof Piedfort coin to celebrate the 90th Birthday
of the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Her Majesty’s The Queen Husband.
Born in 1921 Prince Philip, was born the Prince of Greece and was the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece.
He is the oldest great, great-grandchild of Queen Victoria
and is in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 different countries.
He married the then Princess Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947,
and when she became Queen in 1952, Prince Philip became the Royal Consort,
and has been at Her Majesty’s side ever since.
Prince Philip has made an enormous contribution
to the people of the United Kingdom and remains the Patron or President of 800 organisations.
The term ‘piedfort’ derived from the French language literally means, ‘strong’ ‘foot’
and is twice the normal thickness of a standard coin, so is nice and chunky!
This coin comes complete with numbered Certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.
Metal: .925 Silver
Weight: 56.56 Grams
Denomination: Five Pound