Royal Mint strikes coins for Prince George's christening

A wide range of coins are being produced to celebrate Prince George's birth - from the Gold Proof Kilo Coin, with just 22 being struck, to the £5 Silver Proof Coin, which will be much more widely available.

The coins have been designed by sculptor John Bergdahl. Credit: Royal Mint

The coins feature a new design - with swags of lilies, two harp-playing cherubs, and the motto DIEU ET MON DROIT ('God and my right'), which is the Queen's motto.

Gold Proof Kilo Coin

The kilo coin is struck very rarely - reserved for the nation's most important events. Credit: Royal Mint
  • 22 coins are being struck
  • Each contains one kilogramme of fine gold
  • Cost: £50,000

Silver Proof Kilo Coin

500 silver kilo coins are being struck. Credit: Royal Mint
  • 500 coins are being struck
  • Each contains one kilogramme of fine silver
  • Cost: £2,600

Gold Proof Five-Ounce Coin

The five-ounce coin has a diameter of more than 6cm. Credit: Royal Mint
  • 150 coins are being struck
  • Each contains five ounces of fine gold
  • Cost: £8,200

Silver Proof Five-Ounce Coin

1,660 silver five-ounce coins reflect the birth year of the first King George. Credit: Royal Mint
  • 1,660 coins are being struck
  • Each contains five ounces of five silver
  • Cost: £450

£5 Platinum Piedfort Proof Coin

This coin is struck in very precious platinum. Credit: Royal Mint
  • 100 coins are being struck
  • Each contains precious platinum on double-thickness blank
  • Cost: £,6400

£5 Gold Proof Coin

Prince George's birth is also being celebrated on the gold £5 coin. Credit: Royal Mint
  • 1,000 coins are being struck
  • Cost: £2,000

£5 Silver Proof Coin

There will be more silver £5 coins - 12,500 to be precise. Credit: Royal Mint
  • 12,500 coins are being struck
  • Cost: £80