Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo normally uses banknotes for circulation, and does not issue coins in the Congolese Franc currency. However, the country has authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction.

Most of them are in popular international sizes, including the large five troy ounces of gold (5 oz) format - such as this coin.

This gold coin is dedicated to the memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921 - 2021), the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

The "Iron Duke" had been married to Queen Elizabeth II since 1947 and was always considered an important support for the Queen. In 2017, he had largely withdrawn from the public eye due to health problems. On 9 April 2021, just two months before his 100th birthday, the Prince Consort passed away surrounded by his family, leaving behind four children, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The funeral took place on 17 April 2021 in St George's Chapel in Windsor.

MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage50
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip - obverse photo

Within a beaded border, the obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which consists of a leopard head surrounded by an elephant tusk to the left and a spear to the right. On a ribbon below, the national motto JUSTICE PAIX TRAVAIL (from French: Justice, Peace, Work).

Below the Coat of Arms, in small letters the precious metal of the coin: 5 oz Au 999.9 (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold).

Around above, the name of the country: REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO.

Around below, the nominal face value of the coin: · 500 FRANCS ·. Divided by the Coat of Arms, the date of issue 2021.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 500 FRANCS · 2021
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip - reverse photo

The reverse design shows a full-coloured photo of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in his full uniform decorated with medals.

Around above, the inscription PRINCE PHILIP - DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

In the left field, the date of his birth * 10.6.1921 (10 June 1921); in the right field, the date of his death + 9.4.2021 (9 April 2021).

Reverse Inscription PRINCE PHILIP - DUKE OF EDINBURGH * 10.6.1921 + 9.4.2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in black display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins commemorating Prince Philip, issued for the Congo Democratic Republic:
- 5 oz Gold, Prince Philip (coloured portrait in uniform), 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Prince Philip (coloured portrait in uniform), 2021
- 1/2 oz Gold, Prince Philip (playing polo), 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Windsor Castle in mourning, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Prince Philip's Funeral, 2021
- 0.5 Gold, Prince Philip (portrait in uniform), 2021

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Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2021
SymbolCoat of Arms of Congo, Democratic Republic
Face Value500 (x Franc)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-JBRB-ELMD
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