Royal Christening Piedfort, Great Britain, 2013, 56g


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The only official new coin design for Prince George

As Prince George of Cambridge is christened, The Royal Mint has struck a commemorative coin, the very first time that the christening of a Royal baby has been celebrated on Britain’s coins. Our premier coins have been chosen to mark this regal event, each bearing the officially approved, specially commissioned christening design. Among the most impressive is this mighty double-thickness Piedfort coin in sterling silver, struck to world-renowned Proof quality, a most prestigious coin.

Keen collectors of Piedfort coins will know that these coins, so imposing and so beautiful, are sought after. Silver Piedfort coins are eagerly awaited and when combined with the fact that this official christening coin struck for Prince George is a first for Britain’s coinage, demand among keen collectors is likely to be very high. With only 2,500 coins to be struck, this will be among the most collectable Piedfort issues to date.

Your Silver Proof Piedfort £5 bears a version of a very special design. John Bergdahl, an artist who has created notable coins for The Royal Mint including the prestigious Kilo struck for the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, has been inspired by traditions. He has surrounded the inscription with lilies and cherubs to celebrate the christening of a child who is destined to be king one day.

Marking a Royal christening for the very first time

At the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Philip Louis The Royal Mint struck the first British coins ever to honour a Royal birth. They sold out very quickly, such was the interest of the nation in this young Prince and his parents. Such limited numbers of these elegant Silver Proof Piedfort £5 coins have been struck, and Piedfort collectors around the world will be keen to secure these exceptional coins for their collections. Each coin is housed in a Royal Mint display case, and a Certificate of Authenticity confirms their pedigree.

John Bergdahl’s design evokes the sense of ceremony and history that surrounds the christening of Prince George. The Lily Font, used in Royal christening ceremonies, sits at the base of his coin, with classical cherubs heralding the christening above. Your coin is accompanied by a booklet that explores the christening of Prince George.

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