Christening Gifts and Baby Gifts | The Royal Mint

Baby and Christening Gifts

Celebrate the wonder of a new baby with coins to cherish from The Royal Mint.

Baby and Christening Gifts

If you are looking for a gift to welcome a new addition, The Royal Mint has a range of beautifully crafted coins.

People have been giving gifts to newborns for centuries. The traditional choice was a silver coin, as an object of good luck.

During the Victorian period, people began to give silver trinkets as christening gifts and the tradition still continues to this day.

When the silver sixpence was introduced in 1551, people were soon claiming that it had lucky qualities. Many fathers of brides-to-be would put the coin in their daughter’s shoes for good luck.

The Royal Mint offers a range of gifts to celebrate a new arrival, including traditional keepsake coins such as the Lucky Silver Penny. 

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