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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 41, October 8, 2017, Article 23

NEW COINS FOR QUEEN'S WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

David Pickup forwarded this article about the Royal Mint's new coins for the Queen's wedding anniversary. -Editor

Queen and Prince Philip 70th Anniversary coin obverse Queen and Prince Philip 70th Anniversary coin reverse

The Queen and Prince Philip prepare to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Speaking ahead of the new coin's release, the Royal Mint said the pair appear in a double profile portrait on one side of the coin, while the reverse has them on horseback and is edged with the words "wedded love has joined them in happiness 1947-2017".

A spokesperson continued: "They have built an enduring partnership that is an inspiration to us all, as Britain celebrates this unique personal moment in royal history."

The combined portrait was designed by sculptor Etienne Milner to represent a sense of duty, with Philip supporting the Queen in his role of royal consort.

The horseback image was created by artist John Bergdahl to reflect the couple's passion for all things equestrian.

The Royal Mint said the collection which includes a gold proof, fine silver, silver proof and a brilliant uncirculated coin ranges in price from £5 to £20.

David writes:

It is not a flattering portrait!

Maybe not, but I think it's a nicely done coin. -Editor

Queen and Prince Philip 70th Anniversary Royal Mint ad

To read the complete article, see:
New coins created to mark the Queen's wedding anniversary (https://stv.tv/news/uk/1398961-new-platinum-coins-created-to-mark-queen-and-prince-philip-s-70th-wedding-a/)

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