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The arrival of Prince George of Cambridge began a new chapter in the history of the Royal family. As he is christened, The Royal Mint celebrates with an important first, striking a coin for the christening of a Royal baby for the very first time. And as befits such a regal occasion, a most notable coin is now available. Bearing the official christening design is this hugely impressive double-thickness Piedfort coin in rare and beautiful platinum, struck to world-renowned Proof quality, a majestic coin indeed.
Collectors of Piedfort coins will know that these coins of such weight and beauty are sought after. That platinum is one of the most desired, most rare, of the precious metals is evident. And when combined with the fact that this official christening coin struck for Prince George is a first for Britain’s coinage, demand is likely to be unprecedented. With only 100 coins to be struck, this will be among the most collectable issues to date.
Not only is the Platinum Proof Piedfort £5 coin most unusual, but also it bears an exquisite design. John Bergdahl, an artist who has created significant coins for The Royal Mint including the prestigious Kilo struck for the anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, has turned to tradition for inspiration. Lilies and cherubs surround the simple inscription that celebrates the christening of a child who is destined to be king one day.