Prince Charles struck a new coin dedicated to his father when he visited the Royal Mint on Tuesday (11.07.17).

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

The 68-year-old royal was given the task of striking a commemorative coin that marks Prince Philip's retirement from public duties, which was announced in May.

The £5 coin has an image of the Duke of Edinburgh one side with the latin phrase "Non sibi sed patriae", which means "not for self, but country" on it whilst the other side is a picture of The Queen.

During his visit, Charles was also given a tour of the Royal Mint's factory and visitor centre in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales.

Gordon Summers, chief engraver for the Royal Mint, said: "The image of the Duke of Edinburgh was taken from a prize medal from the 1970s. We are already working on a coin for Prince Charles' 70th birthday, and I showed him the design for it. He asked what references we had used. We had a photography session with him about a year ago.

"We did not alter the image of his father, so his father looks younger than him on the coins. He did say 'my father got to choose a younger portrait.'"

The Duke of Edinburgh has personally approved the design of the coin, which is set to be made in silver and gold.

It is not the only coin Prince Philip has been celebrated on as a Silver Proof £5 was made six years ago to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday.

The coin had a mintage of just 4,599, making it one of the rarest coins for collectors.

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