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To celebrate the birth of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ baby boy, The Royal Mint is marking the occasion by sending a selection of gifts to the trio, to celebrate the arrival of baby Johnson.

The Royal Mint will send a beautiful, fine bone china Minty piggy bank and a 2020 dated silver penny, honouring the tradition to 'cross the baby's palm with silver' for good luck. The Royal Mint has a range of beautiful sterling silver gifts and precious keepsakes for bundles of joy of any family.

People have been giving gifts to new-borns 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. The Royal Mint offers a range of gifts and coins to celebrate a new arrival, including traditional keepsakes such as the Lucky Silver Penny, Coins of their birth year, beautiful British sterling silver gifts and Farthing - The Royal Mint's official teddy bear.

Here are our top picks for gifts to celebrate a special new arrival…


The Royal Mint Annual Bear Farthing 2020, £24

Treat someone special with our 2020 Farthing Bear. This bear, with his name stitched on one foot and 2020 on the other, is presented with a purple ribbon; a fantastic and thoughtful gift.

Suitable for all ages over one year, Farthing can be hand washed and will be the perfect, cuddly companion. This bear will be loved for years to come.



Hello Little One 2020 Silver Penny Baby Card in Blue, £15

Our Hello Little One Silver Penny Baby Card in Blue is the perfect keepsake gift. Crossing the baby’s palm with silver is a customary way to wish a new baby the best possible start in life. Honour that tradition with this 2020 dated silver penny from The Royal Mint and the delightful hand painted Farthing Bear illustration. 

The ideal gift for a birth announcement, baby shower, christening, naming ceremony, new or expectant parent.

Also available in pink.



Minty® Piggy Bank, £95

Made from flawless white fine bone china by highly skilled craftsmen, this is an adorable way to start a collection or encourage a lifelong habit of saving pennies. Generously sized, Minty has a wide coin slot in his upper back that can take any British coin, and an equally accessible hole in his belly when you need to raid his contents!



Hello Little One 2020 Baby Journal, £30

This beautiful memento is an ideal for a new or expectant parent. Featuring newly minted 2020 year-dated coins, this delightful hand painted teddy bear illustration features a familiar face in Farthing Bear and is a unique way to mark a baby’s birth year.

Record those all important milestones as you share your baby’s first smile, words and steps. With places to add your baby’s first photo, handprint and footprint the gift becomes more unique as you complete it.


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