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Royal Mint Silver Penny for Newborn Babies

The Royal Mint have announced (twond July) that in recognition of the impending birth of the Royal infant expected by the Duke &amp Duchess of Cambridge, the Royal will present to 2,013 babies born in the UK a silver penny on the occasion of their personal birth!

Since the announcement from Buckingham Palace earlier this year that The Duke and Duchess had been expecting their very first youngster, the world has been anticipating the arrival of the future heir to the throne. As the Royal Mint has a extended history of celebrating specific events by producing a new coin to commemorate an occasion, these silver pennies have been struck for this certain event. In a fitting gesture that is also in keeping with an age-old tradition to mark a new birth with a present of silver for good luck, The Royal Mint is giving babies born on the very same day as the future monarch a suitably royal welcome by presenting them with a silver penny struck with the year of their birth.

Lucky Silver Peny

Giving a silver gift to mark the arrival of a new child is now normally deemed to be a keepsake rather than a practical present for a infant. Nonetheless, all through history, “crossing the palm” of a new-born child with silver or offering them a silver penny was also seen as a way to wish them wealth and very good wellness throughout their life. The silver penny, which comes presented in a lovely pink or blue pouch, is marked with the year 2013 to commemorate the child girl or boy’s year of birth and attributes a shield of the Royal Arms created by Matthew Dent. The Royal Arms are divided into four parts, England getting represented by the three lions passant guardant in the first and fourth quarters, Scotland by the Scottish lion rampant in the second with the harp of Ireland in the third.

Parents of babies born on the same day as the royal baby, who want to claim their silver penny simply require to check out and register the birth of their child.  Parents have sixty days following the birth to obtain one particular of the 2,013 coins that are to be produced obtainable by The Royal Mint.

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