Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Prince Philip, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 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 quarter ounce of gold (1/4 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 In 2017, he had largely withdrawn from the public eye due to health problems.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 Mintage300
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Quarter Ounce 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: 1/4 oz Au 999 (one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.9% 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: · 25 FRANCS ·. Divided by the Coat of Arms, the date of issue 2021.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 25 FRANCS · 2021
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Prince Philip - reverse photo

The reverse design shows Windsor Castle, a British Royal residence, with the flag on top of the tower flying half-mast in mourning.

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

In the exergue, the date of his birth * 10.6.1921; (10 June 1921) and 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.
Issued in four-coin set only, not individually.

Issued in Set
Prince Philip Four Coin Gold Set, mintage 300
4 coins: 1 oz Gold, Prince Philip coloured portrait, 1/2 oz Gold, Prince Philip playing polo, 1/4 oz Gold, Windsor Castle in mourning, 1/10 oz Gold, Prince Philip's Funeral
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 Quarter Ounce 2021 Prince Philip: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2021
SymbolCoat of Arms of Congo, Democratic Republic
Face Value25 (x Franc)
Total Mintage300
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass7.775 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-RABA-OMNY
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