70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip: 80th Birthday - 2017 Unc. Cupro Nickel

Product Code: L4464900

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Coin Highlights

  • 2017 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Issue Limit: 10,000
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver

Description

It is a rare occurrence that a coin is issued with a duel effigy featured on the obverse, this makes this coin 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!

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 honour 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.

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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 humour and affection for each other that, over the decades, is testament to their enduring love.

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 Coin
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 10,000

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