The Pobjoy Mint has released special coins to commemorate the 70th
wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
The tricolor version of the Flowers of Love coin, denominated $10,
showcases different flowers and silver, gold and platinum to represent
their major anniversaries together since their nuptials in 1947.
The outer circle, in silver, symbolizes their 25th anniversary and
features irises to represent promise, faith and wisdom. Ivy,
representing wedded love, fidelity and affection is also depicted,
alongside myrtle, a flower from Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding bouquet.
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The inner gold-plated circle represents the couple’s 50th
anniversary. In addition to roses, the sweet pea and honeysuckle
featured represent the birth months of the Queen and Duke of
The 70th anniversary is commemorated in the platinum-plated inner
circle, with an orchid depicted in symbol of love and long life.
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The obverse features a dual effigy — Queen Elizabeth II alongside
Prince Philip — within the central ring. The portraits are designed by
and exclusive to Pobjoy Mint. Sweet pea and honeysuckle are featured
again on the gold-plated center ring of the obverse.
The .999 silver tricolor $10 coin has an issue limit of 1,947 (to
mark the year of their marriage) and retails for $79.
An Uncirculated copper-nickel $1 coin with the same designs retails
For more information, contact the Pobjoy Mint, www.pobjoy.com.