In 2017 the nation joined together with Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip, as they became the first royal couple in our history to celebrate their Platinum Wedding anniversary.
To celebrate this historic occasion a brand new limited edition photographic coin has been issued FREE as a gift to the nation.
Struck to mark a historic first
We will never, in our lifetimes, celebrate another Royal Platinum Wedding Anniversary. So to mark this record-breaking occasion the Platinum Wedding Photographic Coin features an original wedding portrait of Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh from the archives of the National Portrait Gallery.
A beautifully crafted Half Crown Coin - celebrating 70 years of Strength & Stay
Struck in half crown size, following in the tradition of Royal Commemoratives, and to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality each coin has a flawless mirror-like finish. The reverse depicts the initials of the royal couple, E&P, presented either side of the Royal Coat of Arms. The obverse shows the effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by British and Commonwealth coin designer Raphael Maklouf.
The inscription "70 years of Strength and Stay" echoes The Queen's warm tribute to her husband on the occasion of their Golden Wedding anniversary: “He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments. But he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years."