Prince George christening coins

The Royal Mint in Llantrisant starts production today on a special set of coins, ready to commemorate the christening of Prince George on 23 October.

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First christening coins minted for Prince George

The Royal Mint in Llantrisant has created the first ever christening coin in the UK to mark Prince George's baptism later this month. A limited edition gold kilo coin could be yours for a staggering 50 thousand pounds.

Or, thankfully, there's a more affordable gold or silver £5 coin - a mere snip at 13 pounds. The Mint has already received thousands of pre-orders for the Baroque designed coin from within the UK and around the world, as Dean Thomas reports.

Prince George christening coins pressed

A special set of coins to commemorate the christening of Prince George go into production today at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.

This video shows one coin being pressed.

The Royal Mint says it has already received thousands of orders from the UK and around the world.

Prince George will be christened on Wednesday 23 October at The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace.

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First ever coins for royal christening

This is the first time that new UK coins have been produced to mark the christening of a member of the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and Chancellor George Osborne have all given the design their approval.

The Royal Mint has celebrated moments of national significance for over 1,000 years and it was felt appropriate to produce the first-ever set of Royal christening coins to mark the christening of our future king.

The classic design of these coins was inspired by the symbols and images from the silver gilt lily font, which has traditionally been used for every Royal christening since 1841.

Silver is closely associated with new born babies, as crossing the palm of a new born baby with silver is a way to wish them wealth and good health throughout their life.

– Shane Bissett, Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint

Production of Prince George christening coins begins

A special set of coins being struck to commemorate the christening of Prince George go into production today at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.

The coins all contain this inscription on the back. Credit: Royal Mint

The Royal Mint says it has already received thousands of orders from the UK and around the world.

Prince George was born on 22 July. Credit: Michael Middleton / PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son will be christened on Wednesday 23 October at The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, by The Archbishop of Canterbury.