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UK13RBSP

Royal Christening 2013 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin

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  • A first for Britain’s coins
  • Birth range sold out in days
  • Silver Proof coin – wonderful quality
Product code: UK13RBSP

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The only official new coin design for Prince George

The first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was greeted with a first from The Royal Mint – a coin struck for a Royal birth. And as Prince George is christened we have another first, as never before has a Royal christening been commemorated on Britain’s coins. A christening design has been commissioned for this official coin – it has been approved by the Palace – and as a sterling Silver Proof £5 coin it is a very special reminder of a very special event.

Very few coins were struck to mark Prince George’s birth, and many were left disappointed when they sold out within days. But the Royal christening is a chance to celebrate the young Prince once more with a brand new design for the £5 – a coin that has played its part in honouring Royal events so often. The design, by artist John Bergdahl, is traditional and beautiful, inspired by the customs surrounding Royal christenings.

Your coin is struck in sterling silver to Royal Mint Proof quality – perfected by our craftspeople to a quality envied around the world. Only 12,500 coins will ever be struck, and with their elegant packaging they are most desirable. Each coin is housed in a case for you to display, and accompanied by a booklet exploring Royal christening traditions and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Marking a Royal christening for the very first time

There was much speculation about the new Prince’s name, with George a popular guess even before the young Prince arrived. The christening of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, as we now know he is named, is cause for celebration indeed. With your Silver Proof £5 coin you will receive a booklet so you can read about the origins of his names, discover more about the Lily Font and other Royal christening traditions, and explore the history that goes before Prince George, a baby who is destined to be king one day.

 

John Bergdahl has embraced history and tradition to create a reverse design with a very regal feel. The Lily Font appears at the base of his design, lilies and cherubs balancing the simple inscription that marks out this very first christening coin. Only 12,500 official Silver Proof coins will be struck, and with the silver coin issued for Prince George’s birth selling out so quickly, a swift order is highly recommended.

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100x better than I expected!

By Marissa, 08 October 2013

I'm in love with this coin!
It's beautiful and it's such a lovely token to have and to pass on to my children and grandchildren. HRH Prince William has his mothers spirit, love and loyalty. Catherine has a gentle kindness and love about her that I believe is a huge reason we all can't get enough of her.
HRH George will make a great king one day and what an amazing keepsake to have to always remember that. This coin comes in a stunning box and COA. I would recommend this to any Royal admirer.

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Love it

By Tean Swan Josephine, 08 October 2013

There were some delays in delivery but I was kept informed via email. I received my purchase before Christmas 2013. I like this coin...good quality. ~ Singapore ~

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Long journey and worth it

By Barth, 08 October 2013

I'm a U.S. customer and ordered this coin in October 2013. I was informed by the Royal Mint of the delay and I appreciated it. It had a long journey as it was further delayed by the USPS due to the icy weather we've had. It arrived today, 07/02/2014 and it's lovely. Better yet was the wonderful packing from the Mint. The outer carton obviously had been through a lot, but the item itself was perfect! The coin is marvelous!

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