The Royal Mint in Llantrisant has unveiled its new coins for 2014. From tomorrow, there'll be a new £2 coin commemorating the outbreak of the First World War, and a new 50p coin celebrating the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Hannah Thomas has been to see them in production.
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.
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