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Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

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Following the recent announcement of the arrangements for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the royal household has agreed that The Royal Mint should create a range of official United Kingdom coins to commemorate this historic event.

The Royal Mint will create these new coins to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening, which will take place on 5 July at St. Mary Magdalene Church at Her Majesty the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The new coin will be available in silver, in keeping with the long-established tradition of crossing a newborn baby’s palm with silver to confer good health and prosperity, and also in gold to mark the royal celebration.

The design of the coins will be approved by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and revealed by The Royal Mint in the next couple of weeks.

A special limited edition £5 coin was also issued by The Royal Mint to mark the birth of Princess Charlotte on 2 May 2015.

Shane Bissett, Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint, said:

As a British institution, The Royal Mint has played a central role creating works of art as official commemorations of landmarks in the history of the Royal family for hundreds of years. These coins will be a fitting addition to that long tradition. It is only appropriate that we commemorate this significant occasion with the release of a special coin, just as we celebrated the christening of Prince George.”

For more information please visit www.royalmint.com/Pre-register/The-Royal-Christening-2015.

 

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The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 the Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on Tower Hill in London. In 1967, the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage. Today, the Mint is the world’s largest export mint, supplying coins to the UK and overseas countries.

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