In August 2017, Prince Philip attended his last royal engagement, before he retired from public service at the grand old age of 96. Born in June 1921, into Greek and Danish royal families.
He met the young Princess Elizabeth when she was 13, they married in 1947. At the time of their marriage Prince Philip was a serving Royal Naval Officer, and in the early years he was stationed in Malta. When Princess Elizabeth became Queen, Philip left military service having reached the rank of commander.
Prince Philip has been at the Queen’s side throughout her reign, in 2009 Philip became the longest serving consort, in British Royal history.
Over the years, Philip has a record of working tirelessly for the good of other. He has been president or patron of over 800 organisations, including the World Wildlife Fund. The causes he focused on followed his own interests of the environment, industry, sport and education.
Perhaps the greatest testimony to Prince Philip’s contribution to society, comes from the millions of people who benefited from the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Set up in 1956, the award was designed by Prince Philip and educationalist Kurt Hahn, to help young people acquire valuable skills o the path to adulthood.
Prince Philip also had a special connection with the Royal Mint, as he served as president of the advisory committee for 47 years.
This lovely Silver proof five pound coin, is a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated nearly 80 years to the service of his country. The coin comes complete with numbered Certificate of Authenticity, information booklet, box and cardboard outer.
Metal: .925 Silver
Weight: 28.28 grams
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Denomination: Five Pound