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A portrait of Prince Philip will appear on a new special edition £ 5 coin to commemorate the royal’s life.

the Duke of Edinburgh had approved the design before his death, Treasury said, and the coin is now being launched to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

It bears the inscription: “HRH the Prince Philippe, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021. “

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The Duke of Edinburgh (pictured in 2015) died in April, aged 99

The piece follows a collection of new stamps published by the Royal Mail earlier in June, with black and white designs showing the Duke at different stages of his life.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who unveiled the coin, said it was a fitting tribute to a man “who has moved and inspired so many around the world with his decades of service to both the nation and to her majesty the queen “.

He continued, “I am proud to unveil the coin on Armed Forces Day, given his distinguished naval career and unwavering dedication to our monarch and his royal duties, and it is fitting that he and the Queen are portrayed together. on both sides of it. “

The Duke’s coin is minted by the Royal Mint – for which he served as chairman of its advisory board for 47 years – and is available on its website, as well as at UK post offices and special dealers in the Commonwealth and around the world, the Treasury said.

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The Royal Mint will also donate £ 50,000 to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Artist Ian Rank-Broadley was personally approved to create the design by The Duke in 2008. It is legal tender but was intended as a limited edition collector’s item or gift and will not enter general circulation, said the Treasury.

Undated Royal Mail issued image of a 2nd class stamp with a photograph of the Duke of Edinburgh taken by photographer Baron.  The Royal Mail is issuing four new stamps in memory of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 this year.
Stamps commemorating the Duke were issued earlier in June

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