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.