Anne Jessopp, Chief Executive of The Royal Mint:

2017 Prince Philip CoinOn behalf of everyone at The Royal Mint, I’d like to express our great sadness and heartfelt condolences at the passing of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Royal Mint had a long and close relationship with The Duke of Edinburgh as he served as President of The Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) for 47 years between 1952 and 1999.

During this period the Committee he chaired approved the Coronation Medal, the coins needed for decimalisation and four coinage portraits of Her Majesty The Queen.

The thoughts of all of us at The Royal Mint are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.

The Coin Collectors Blog and the community sends its sincere condolences to Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family for their loss.

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