2011 Prince Philip Piedfort Platinum Proof Five Pounds

£3,500.00

The piedfort platinum proof five pounds commemorates the 90th birthday of Prince Philip.

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Description

The 2011 Prince Philip Piedfort Platinum Proof Five Pounds was issued by the Royal Mint to commemorate the 90th birthday of Prince Philip.

Prince Philips portrait features on the reverse of the coin, designed by Mark Richards. Queen Elizabeth II’s fourth portrait can be seen on the obverse of the coin, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The piedfort platinum proof five pounds weighs an impressive 94.2 grams, and is made of 0.9995 fine platinum.

The 2011 Prince Philip Piedfort Platinum Proof Five Pounds is housed in its original Royal Mint presentation case, with a certificate of authenticity.

Only 90 pieces were issued by the Royal Mint in 2011.

The first piedfort platinum proof five pounds was issued by the Royal Mint in 2004, featuring the 100th anniversary Entente Cordiale design. Piedfort platinum proof five pounds have been issued by the Royal Mint almost every year since. In the early years, they had larger mintages compared to present issues. For example, the 2004 Entente Cordiale piedfort platinum proof five pounds had a mintage of 500, compared to a mintage of 90 for the 2011 Prince Philip piedfort platinum proof five pounds.

One of the nice things about platinum is its impressive density! A piedfort platinum proof five pounds weighs 94.2 grams, containing just over 3 ounces of pure platinum. When you are holding one of these coins, you know its not just plated silver!

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