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UK 5 pounds to commemorate Kate's second child

Started by <k>, March 29, 2015, 03:06:59 PM

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The reverse design of the 5 pounds coin will feature:

an ornamental cartouche in the centre of the coins featuring the inscription "THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE 2015", surrounded by the inscription "TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF THE SECOND CHILD OF". The coins will have a graining upon the edge.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2310156

OK, that's enough babies now, Kate.  ;)
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Bimat

Royal baby's birth: babies born on the same day to be given special silver coin

09 APRIL 2015
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are preparing to welcome their second baby later this month and royal fans around the world are waiting in anticipation. The arrival of other babies born on the same day as the little Prince or Princess, however, won't go amiss.

The Royal Mint has announced that it will be giving out special coins to 2,015 babies who share the same birthday as the fourth-in-line to the throne.

The coin will be a lucky silver penny, which will be minted with the current effigy of Her Majesty the Queen and struck with the baby's birth year. It will come presented in an elegant box and finished with a suitably regal purple ribbon.

In keeping with an age-old tradition, crossing the palm of a new born baby with silver, or offering them a silver penny, is seen as a way to wish them wealth and good health throughout their life.

Mothers and fathers who wish to claim one of the coins for their own new arrival will have to register the birth of their baby on Facebook.com/theroyalmint for a chance to be selected. They will have 60 days following the birth of the second royal baby to apply.

Much like when Prince George was born in 2013, The Royal Mint celebrated the future King's birthday in a similar way, by gifting similar coins to 2,013 lucky babies.

The coin house also struck a limited edition £5 piece in George's honour and for the first time in the nation's history, a second £5 coin was also created to commemorate the toddler's christening in October 2013.

Following suit, the birth of the second royal baby, expected to be in mid-to-late April, will be marked with the release of a new £5 coin. The Queen approved the decision during a meeting of the Privy Council at Buckingham Palace last month.

The Royal Mint has a long custom of striking coins for the country's kings and queens, and has been marking important historical events and special occasions for over 1,000 years.

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It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Bimat

Here it is...Source: Royal Mint's Facebook Page.

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

augsburger

Interesting that the second child's name is "the second child", rather innovative, but you'd think they'd have let Kate know they were naming her child.

Seems rather weird to have that on a coin.

Pabitra

If the design decision had been delayed, they could have written "first Daughter" instead.

Bimat

Quote from: Pabitra on May 02, 2015, 05:43:19 PM
If the design decision had been delayed, they could have written "first Daughter" instead.

Don't give them ideas to issue more coins, please! ;)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Pabitra

Newzealand to follow the suit

augsburger

At least they got the date on there, made it more specific than simply the year, and made the concept of the child a little more endearing than simply "the second child"

Pabitra

Australia plans to issue two coins on the occasion.
Wait for the details.

augsburger

They'll probably even put the name on there.

Bimat

I'd also expect collector 'coins' from Cook Islands, Palau, Vanuatu, Niue, British Virgin Islands and alikes... ;)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Pabitra

Here are the Oz designs

Bimat

The 50c is still OK but the other one (I believe it's from Perth mint?) is just horrible! :o

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

augsburger

The one thing we know is, Wills and Kate don't look good on coins.

Bimat

Quote from: augsburger on May 07, 2015, 08:40:56 AM
The one thing we know is, Wills and Kate don't look good on coins.

Neither does Queen. ;)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.