Pobjoy Mint introduces coins from Falkland Islands, British Virgin Islands and more
Her Royal Majesty 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.
It is a rare occurrence that coins are issued with a duel effigy featured on the obverse, this makes the following coins incredibly special! Pobjoy Mint has received exclusive approval from the Queen to feature a duel-effigy of her and HRH Prince Philip together. We are incredibly excited to have this permission as it is the first time that this portrait has ever been used on a coin!
Falkland Islands – Goodwood Races 1954
It had been almost a year since the Queen was crowned when a photograph of her and HRH Prince Philip was taken at the 1954 Goodwood Races. Prince Philip had been away for three weeks in Canada serving in the Royal Air Force after he had learnt to fly the previous year so they Royal couple were happy to be reunited. Together they watched the Queen’s horse win the first race!
On the reverse of this coin we have featured a design based on a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Goodwood races in 1954. A smile spreads across the Queens face as she is reunited with the Prince after a few weeks apart. In order to maintain the exclusivity of this coin Pobjoy Mint is proud to issue 10,000 Cupro Nickel and 2,000 Proof Sterling Silver coins on behalf of the Falkland Islands.
British Indian Ocean Territory – St. Paul’s Cathedral
The design on the reverse of this coin is adapted from an image of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, arriving at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 15, 2006 for a service of thanksgiving held in honor of the Queen’s 80th birthday. In order to maintain the exclusivity of this coin Pobjoy Mint is proud to issue 10,000 Cupro Nickel and 2,000 Proof Sterling Silver coins on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
The Queen’s actual Birthday is on the 21st of April but the typical British weather makes this an often cold and rainy time of the year!
British Virgin Islands – Buckingham Palace
On the reverse of this coin we have featured an image of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh adapted from a photo taken at Buckingham Palace in 2005. The Queen has just passed HRH Prince Philip in uniform when she is struck by a bout of the ‘giggles’. A beautiful image that shows an intimate moment & the strength of the bond between the Royal Couple. In order to maintain the exclusivity of this coin Pobjoy Mint is proud to issue 10,000 Cupro Nickel and 2,000 Proof Sterling Silver coins on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.
South Georgia / South Sandwich Islands – 90th Birthday
The design on the reverse of this coin is based on the official portrait taken on the Queen’s 90th Birthday and is the final portrait in the series of official pictures. This powerful image was taken around Easter at Windsor Castle. In order to maintain the exclusivity of this coin Pobjoy Mint is proud to issue 10,000 Cupro Nickel, 2,000 Proof Sterling Silver and 650 Platinum coins on behalf of South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands.
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