Platinum Wedding Anniversary Coin
Monday, 2 October 2017 | Gareth
The Queen and Prince Philip have travelled the world together, going to around 120 nations throughout their 70-year marital relationship. This meant they were leaving their children at home and experiencing their adventures as a couple, enhancing their support of, and sense of loyalty to each other. Today, many of their abroad tasks, in addition to years of experience, have been handed down to the younger generations-- the royal couple's children and grandchildren.
The steady handover of obligations sees the royal couple wanting to the future. This is reflected in a new combined portrait created by artist Etienne Millner. On the reverse, a design by veteran coin artist, John Bergdahl, portrays the heraldic family tree of the 2 families that became entwined when the couple wed.