Royal Birth £5 Silver Coin Features Pistrucci’s St. George Slaying the Dragon Design | Silver Coins

Royal Birth £5 Silver Coin Features Pistrucci’s St. George Slaying the Dragon Design

The Royal Mint will launch two new coins struck especially for the announcement of the birth of the new Prince of Great Britain, the initial youngster born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the 22nd July. The new addition to the Royal family is third in line of succession to the British throne soon after his Grandfather, the Prince of Wales and his father Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

The son of the Duke and Duchess is not but named – he was born in London’s Paddington hospital, as was her father 31 years ago at  – 4:24 o’clock and weighed  eight pounds,  6 ounces. As is royal British tradition, the announcement of his birth was duly posted on the railings of Buckingham Palace. The announcement of his birth was also accompanied by a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London. The new Prince of Cambridge is the third Excellent-grandchild of the Queen &amp the Duke of Edinburgh and the 1st grandchild of the Prince of Wales. The new Prince’s name is expected to be announced shortly along with a date for his christening.

George and the Dragon Silver Coin

The two coins incorporate a silver crown sized £5 coin featuring the classical depiction of St. George slaying the Dragon by famed artist and engraver Benedetto Pistrucci – this design and style is traditionally used on the gold sovereigns of all denominations and is the initial time this reverse classic has been made for the coinage of Queen Elizabeth II as a silver crown coin. The second coin is a silver a single pound coin with the reverse design in use since 2008, this design is the work of Matthew Dent and the pound coin’s design and style is part of an general adjust to the reverse of reverse designs for the coinage for Great Britain. Both coins carry the year “2013” and function on the obverse, the existing portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

High quality

Mintage

Five Pounds

.925 silver

28.2 grams

38.6mm.

Proof

n/a

One particular Pound

.925 silver

9.five grams

22.5 mm.

BU

n/a

The Royal Mint had embargoed the announcement of the two coins until the protected delivery of the new Prince. They are accepting orders from right now for each coins. Delivery will be processed thereafter.

For much more details on these and other coins supplied by the Royal Mint, please go to their website at: http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/occasion/births-and-christenings Information offered in English – international orders fulfilled.

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