The Royal Mint has just announced the release of a brand new UK Prince Philip coin

The Royal Mint has just announced the release of a brand new UK coin that pays tribute to Prince Philip and his 70 years of service.

The New Prince Philip Retirement Coin

On 4th May this year, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, the

Duke of Edinburgh would be retiring from public duty. This marks an incredible 70 years of service to the Queen, the United Kingdom, British Isles and the Commonwealth.

The release of this coin is sure to be exciting for Change Checkers  in the knowledge that the last UK coin that featured Prince Philip turned out to be extremely rare.

The rarest £5 coin

Back in 2011 a UK £5 coin was issued by The Royal Mint in celebration of the 90th birthday of Prince Philip.

The rarest UK £5 coin – 2011 Prince Philip 90th Birthday £5

The coins design featured a specially commissioned portrait of Philip by Mark Richards FRBS. Just 18,730 of these coins were struck in Brilliant Uncirculated presentation packs making it one of the rarest £5 coins ever.

And because of this, the coin is extremely sought after by collectors and is virtually impossible to get hold of on the secondary market.

As you probably already know, coins with a lower mintage are often the most sought-after by collectors in years to come.

So could this new 2017 UK Prince Phillip coin have an even lower mintage?

The Prince Philip Retirement coin will be available in Gold Proof and Silver Proof precious metal finishes as well as Brilliant Uncirculated editions. The coin goes on sale on 7th August but you can sign up for updates on their availability below.

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2 Responses to The Royal Mint has just announced the release of a brand new UK Prince Philip coin

  1. Mike says:

    So what denomination will the new one be? Is it a £5 coin too?


  2. Sandor Rozsa says:



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