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World Coin News – Fiji Commemorative Honors 70th Wedding Anniversary of Elizabeth & Philip

Pobjoy Mint - Fiji Islands 2017 Elizabeth & Phillip

Pobjoy Mint final coin in series

  • Featuring The Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Coat of Arms
  • Issued in Diamond encrusted Platinum!
  • Celebrating the lives of two long serving Royals
  • Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins

The Coin

The two coat of arms depicted on the reverse of this coin are the personal coat of arms of both Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband HRH Prince Phillip. The inscription around the crests reads ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’ which translates to ‘Shame on he who thinks evil’. Incorporated into the design is Ivy to represent wedded love & fidelity along with Myrtle, which is the Hebrew emblem of Marriage.

The obverse features the beautifully detailed Fiji coat of arms, a shield divided by the Cross of St. George with a lion at the top holding a cacao pod. The four quarters contain sugarcane, coconut palm, bananas and a dove. In order to maintain the exclusivity of this special coin Pobjoy Mint is proud to issue 650 Platinum coins encrusted with Diamonds and 2,000 in Proof Sterling Silver.

The Facts

Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip have had an astonishing life together and have dedicated their lives to the duty of monarchy. The couple first met at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939 when the Queen was just 13 years old, and began exchanging letters before eventually becoming formally engaged in 1947, following the Queen’s 21st birthday. The royal pair married later in the same year and in November this year will celebrate their Platinum Wedding anniversary.

The monarch was crowned just five years after their wedding following the death of her father King George VI, who died aged only 56, and although the transition changed their lives forever the couple have always approached their royal duties with a sense of humor and affection for each other that, over the decades, is testament to their enduring love.

The Royal Arms we see today have evolved over nine centuries, since Richard the Lionheart chose three lions to represent England. On 1 January 1801, the royal arms of Great Britain were superseded by those of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. This symbol on the King’s shield would immediately identify him in the midst of battle. The full version of the Royal Coat of Arms is now used only by the Queen in her capacity as the Sovereign. The Queen has a separate version of her arms for use in Scotland, giving the Scottish elements pride of place.

HRH Prince Philips’s coat of arms represents his lineage as a Prince of Greece and Denmark on his paternal side and his descent of the Mountbatten family on his maternal side. The Duke of Edinburgh’s coat of Arms was granted in 1949 and represents his lineage as a prince of Greece and Denmark.

Order & Delivery Notes

Fiji 2017 70th Anniversary Wedding of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Info courtesy Pobjoy Mint

Coin Specifications

Metal: Platinum, Sterling Silver
Diameter: 38.60
Weight: Platinum: 31.103 g; Silver: 28.28 g
Issue Limit: Platinum: 650; Silver: 2,000


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