Friday, March 23, 2007

Britain's Royal Mint issues coins for Queen Elizabeth's 60th wedding anniversary (Int'l Herald Tribune, France)

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II, who usually appears alone on British coins, shares space with her husband on a special issue marking the 60th anniversary of her marriage to Prince Philip.

The Royal Mint unveiled the design of the five-pound (€7.50; US$10) coins on Thursday, well before the Nov. 20 anniversary.

It is only the fifth time in British history that two people have featured on a coin, the Mint said. . . .

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