Prince George will receive a coin for his birthday24.05.2022
On July 22, Prince William and Kate Middleton ‘s first child, Prince George, will turn five years old. Recall that the boy was named after his great-great-grandfather, King George VI. In honor of this event, the Royal Mint issued a commemorative £5 coin (410 rubles). The reverse of the coin depicts Saint George. On the obverse is a profile of Queen Elizabeth II . The commemorative coin is designed by engraver Jody Clark .
The cost of a standard commemorative coin is £13 (1,067 rubles), a silver one is £82.50 (6,774 rubles). The most expensive coin, decorated with 22 carat gold, will cost 500 pounds (41,000 rubles).
Recall that on the birthday of Prince George , July 22, 2013, his parents ordered 2013 special 925 silver commemorative coins from the Mint.
Giving lucky coins to newborns is a centuries-old tradition in the UK. The coins went to families whose children were born on the same day as the heir to the throne. To do this, the parents of the crumbs had the opportunity to apply for a one-pence coin within sixty days. Gift souvenirs for girls were placed in pink bags, for boys – in blue ones.
By the way, the Royal Mint has released other commemorative coins of this series dedicated to the significant events of 2018:
- 200th Anniversary of the Publication of “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley . The face value of the coin is 2 pounds (164 rubles);
- to the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The face value of the coin is 2 pounds (164 rubles);
- to the 100th anniversary of the armistice in the First World War, which marked the victory of the Allies. The face value of the coin is 2 pounds (164 rubles).
Souvenir coin, issued in honor of the 5th anniversary of Prince George, will be available for purchase on the website of the Royal Mint.
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