New Royal Mint coin marks the 70th birthday of Prince Charles

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14 October 2018
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The Royal Mint has today revealed the new coin design that will commemorate the seventieth birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, on 14 November 2018.

The coin features a portrait of The Prince of Wales created by engraver Robert Elderton, whose previous coin designs include the 40th anniversary of The Queen's coronation in 1993 and a portrait of HRH The Duke of Sussex on his 21st birthday. The depiction is paired with the official portrait of Her Majesty, and appears on limited editions of both £5 and £25 coins.

 

The coins continue The Royal Mint’s long-standing tradition of marking the achievements and milestones of the Royal Family, joining coins struck for the Prince of Wales' 50th and 60th birthdays. As Prince Charles celebrates his 70th birthday, he finds himself at the centre of an ever-growing family who will share this special occasion with him, with news also released today that the prince's second son, Prince Harry, will become a father in 2019, with his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

 

Marking a significant birthday

 

Nicola Howell, Director of Consumer Coin at The Royal Mint commented: “It is an honour for The Royal Mint to mark such a significant birthday for The Prince of Wales and we join the British public in celebrating the occasion.

 

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“It’s been a truly unforgettable year of royal celebration with the birth of His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the ‘big’ fifth birthday of HRH Prince George of Cambridge. The Royal Mint is proud to play a part in these moments and celebrate with the nation”.

 

The coins will be available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Gold Proof, Platinum Proof and Silver Proof from £13.

 

Coin details

 

The 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales 2018

 

The 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin

The 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

The 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

The 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales 2018 UK £25 Quarter-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin

The 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Platinum Proof Coin

Denomination

£5

£5

£5

£5

£25

£5

Composition

Cupro-nickel

925 Ag Sterling Silver

925 Ag Sterling Silver

916.7 Au - Red

999.5 Pt

999.5 Pt

Weight

28.28g

28.28g

56.56g

39.94g

7.846g

94.20g

Diameter

38.61mm

38.61mm

38.61mm

38.61mm

20.00mm

38.61mm

Obverse

Jody Clark

Reverse

Robert Elderton

Edge/Inscription

Milled

Plain

Plain

Plain

Milled

Plain

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

3,500

1,000

300

650

70

RRP

£13.00

£82.50

£155.00

£1,950.00

£460.00

£4,000.00

 

For more information, visit The Royal Mint's website.