Birth of Prince George Marked on New Canadian Coin | Silver Coins

Birth of Prince George Marked on New Canadian Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched (eightth August) a new silver coin which marks the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge, 1st-born youngster to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.

H.R.H. Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton met although studying at the University of St Andrews in 2001, little did they know that they would turn out to be the world’s most well-known bride and groom. Indeed, their runaway recognition was confirmed when thousands of individuals filled the streets of London and millions tuned in to watch their wedding on April 29, 2011. The next exciting step in a young couple’s life was the arrival of their first-born on the 22nd July 2013.

The announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been expecting a baby in July 2013, this news was met by their adoring public with wonderful joy, eager for the exact date and an insight whether or not their new child would be a boy or a girl, and of course, what the baby’s name would be. Eventually and regardless of the baby’s gender, the royal infant would be third in line to the throne and its birth is becoming celebrated with all the ceremony befitting a new member of the Canadian Royal Loved ones and the 1st to usher in a new generation of royalty for the 21st century.

His Excellency the Appropriate Honorable David Johnston, Governor Common of Canada unveiled the beautifully developed collector coin celebrating the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. His Excellency was joined at the occasion by the Honorable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Mr. Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.

Canada Royal Baby Coin

The coin was developed by Guelph, Ontario-primarily based artist Laurie McGaw. The reverse image features a selective gold-plated monogrammed “W” and “C” with crowns, representing the cyphers of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, flanked by maple leaves. The coin’s outer edge depicts an ornate ring with all the accoutrements of life with a new-born: infant rattles, plush toys, bibs, soothers, sippy cups and tiny shoes and socks intermixed with moons and stars. The year “2013” appears under the initials and the word “CANADA” above to highlight the close relationship Canada shares with the Royal Loved ones.

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

Quality

Mintage

five Dollars

.999 silver

23 grams

36 mm.

Proof

15,000 pieces

The coin will be available for dispatch right after the 23rd August, limit 3 coins per consumer. For far more info on this and other coins supplied by the Royal Canadian Mint, please go to their web site at: http://www.mint.ca/shop/coin/fine-silver-coin-royal-infant-with-toys-2013-prod1690039 Information supplied in each English and French – international orders fulfilled.

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