2013 My First Coins Baby Journal

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  • A charmingly illustrated coin set
  • All the UK circulating coins from the 1p to the £2
  • Beautiful packaging that can be personalised by you
Product code: DUW13BP


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My First Coins Baby Journal

Searching for a birth or christening gift for a newborn can be a challenge, but the new My First Coins Baby Journal is a charming option that is sure to delight year after year.

New for 2013, this Baby Journal contains the eight definitive coins of the year, struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard. Not only this, but it also 28 pages of delightful poems and illustrations where you can record the baby’s precious milestones. This is the perfect gift for babies born or christened in 2013 to keep forever.

This baby gift set is destined to become a treasured gift, as each coin carries the year baby was born or christened. It is a timeless keepsake that is fascinating for the child to look back on as they get older. Each coin has been individually encapsulated to preserve its condition for posterity, so you have the satisfaction of knowing that this is a gift that will truly last a lifetime.

The coins are presented to show off the detail of the Royal Shield, which is shown on the reverse of the coins. Only the £1 coin features the whole shield; the denominations from the 1p to the 50p each show a part of the shield. The definitive £2 coin, struck in 1997, was the first bi-colour coin of the UK. Its reverse design was the result of a public competition and celebrates the march of technological progress in Britain from the Iron Age to the Internet Age.

All the coins feature on the obverse the acclaimed portrait of The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, which has been used on all legal tender UK coinage since 1998. Thee coins were all designed and struck by our craftsmen at The Royal Mint, as we are the official makers of UK legal tender coins. This makes the coin set and journal a baby gift that is of the highest quality and beauty.

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The Royal Arms

New designs for the circulating coins from the 1p to the £1 were unveiled in 2008. Celebrating Britain’s ancient royal heritage, they focus entirely on the shield of the Royal Arms, a powerful symbol of monarchy used on the coinage since the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). The 1p to the 50p reveal the shield when arranged correctly while the £1 coin features the shield in its entirety.

Celebrating Technology

When it was introduced in 1997, the definitive £2 coin was the first bi-colour coin of the UKi. Its reverse design, created by Bruce Rushin, celebrates the march of technology from the Iron Age to the Internet.

The central design features the decorative whorls familiar in Ancient Celtic art and surrounding this is a circle of cogs and wheels symbolising the Industrial revolution.

The twentieth century computer age completes the design, the third cupro-nickel circle depicting a pattern derived from silicon chips and the outer ring of nickel-brass representing the Internet. As a whole, the design is an evocative reminder that developments in technology have been built on the accomplishments of previous generations, an acknowledgement that is also summed up in the words chosen for the edge inscription, words of Isaac Newton: 'if I have seen further it is by STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS'.

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