70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip
- Featuring the Exclusive Double Effigy Obverse!
- Celebrating the lives of two long-serving Royals
- Featuring a portrait of the Royal Couple at The State Opening of Parliament
- Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxury coins
It is a rare occurrence that a coin is issued with a dual effigy featured on the obverse, this makes this coin incredibly special! Pobjoy Mint has received exclusive approval from HM Queen Elizabeth to feature a dual-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.
The design on the reverse features a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip at the State opening of Parliament taken in 2016. 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 on behalf of Ascension Island.
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 State Opening of Parliament is a formal occasion which marks the beginning of a parliamentary session or after a general election. It is an elaborate ceremony which showcases British History, culture and politics during which The Queen wears the Parliament Robe of State and the Imperial State crown with all accompanying regalia. For over 500 years the Opening of Parliament has symbolized the unity of the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
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