A portrait of Prince Philip will characteristic on a brand new particular version £5 coin to commemorate the royal’s life.
The Duke of Edinburgh had authorised the design earlier than his dying, the Treasury mentioned, and the coin is now being launched to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.
It bears the inscription: “HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021.”
The coin follows a assortment of latest stamps launched by the Royal Mail earlier in June, that includes black and white designs displaying the duke in numerous levels of his life.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who unveiled the coin, mentioned it was a becoming tribute to a person “who moved and impressed so many individuals around the globe together with his a long time of service each to the nation and her majesty the Queen”.
He continued: “I am proud to unveil the coin on Armed Forces Day, contemplating his distinguished naval profession and unwavering dedication to our monarch and to his royal duties, and it’s only proper that he and the Queen are depicted collectively on either side of it.”
The duke’s coin is being struck by the Royal Mint – for which he served as president of its advisory committee for 47 years – and is on the market from its web site, in addition to publish places of work across the UK and particular stockists throughout the Commonwealth and worldwide, the Treasury mentioned.
The Royal Mint may also make a £50,000 donation to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley was personally authorised to create the design by the duke again in 2008. It’s authorized tender however has been designed as a limited-edition collectable or present and won’t be getting into basic circulation, the Treasury mentioned.
Royal Mint chief government Anne Jessopp mentioned: “Because the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh in April, many have commented that he led a life effectively lived.
“He was the longest serving consort in British historical past, and patron or president to over 750 organisations – together with The Royal Mint Advisory Committee.
“The Royal Mint has marked important Royal occasions for hundreds of years and is honoured to unveil an authentic new coin which celebrates the life and legacy of a exceptional man.
“It feels becoming that this coin – which was personally authorised by the prince – may also help the work of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.
“The awards have benefited hundreds of thousands of younger folks since they have been fashioned in 1956, and are maybe Prince Philip’s biggest legacy.”