Royal Christening 2013 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Royal Christening 2013 UK £5 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

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Average rating of 3 out of 5
  • A first for Britain’s coins
  • Birth range sold out in days
  • Desirable Piedfort in double-thickness silver
  • Over 40% of coins struck sold!
Product code: UK13RBPF


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The only official new coin design for Prince George

As Prince George of Cambridge is christened, The Royal Mint has struck a commemorative coin, the very first time that the christening of a Royal baby has been celebrated on Britain’s coins. Our premier coins have been chosen to mark this regal event, each bearing the officially approved, specially commissioned christening design. Among the most impressive is this mighty double-thickness Piedfort coin in sterling silver, struck to world-renowned Proof quality, a most prestigious coin.

Keen collectors of Piedfort coins will know that these coins, so imposing and so beautiful, are sought after. Silver Piedfort coins are eagerly awaited and when combined with the fact that this official christening coin struck for Prince George is a first for Britain’s coinage, demand among keen collectors is likely to be very high. With only 2,500 coins to be struck, this will be among the most collectable Piedfort issues to date.

Your Silver Proof Piedfort £5 bears a version of a very special design. John Bergdahl, an artist who has created notable coins for The Royal Mint including the prestigious Kilo struck for the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, has been inspired by traditions. He has surrounded the inscription with lilies and cherubs to celebrate the christening of a child who is destined to be king one day.

Marking a Royal christening for the very first time

At the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Philip Louis The Royal Mint struck the first British coins ever to honour a Royal birth. They sold out very quickly, such was the interest of the nation in this young Prince and his parents. Such limited numbers of these elegant Silver Proof Piedfort £5 coins have been struck, and Piedfort collectors around the world will be keen to secure these exceptional coins for their collections. Each coin is housed in a Royal Mint display case, and a Certificate of Authenticity confirms their pedigree.

John Bergdahl’s design evokes the sense of ceremony and history that surrounds the christening of Prince George. The Lily Font, used in Royal christening ceremonies, sits at the base of his coin, with classical cherubs heralding the christening above. Your coin is accompanied by a booklet that explores the christening of Prince George.


Silver Piedfort

Denomination £5
Maximum Coin Mintage Maximum Mintage: 2,500 Limited Edition Presentation: 2,250
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 56.56 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

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Beautiful Coin!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
23 February 2014

Such a beautiful coin, for a joyous occasion!! The Royal Mint has done a (A++++ with a earned 10 star ********* product) I am Extremely Honored To Add this Coin to my collection) This is my first "Proof Piedfort" coin and it is amongst my 2nd Favorite in my collection. Keep up the Great Work Royal Mint!!!

thanks yet again

Rated 5 out of 5
03 December 2013

Got my ordet today all 3 items top quality as usual 5**** service as usual many thanks now what to order next year


Rated 4 out of 5
28 November 2013

Great coin, heavy in hand :)

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