Following the announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that the christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday the 23 October 2013, William, Catherine, The Queen and the Chancellor have approved the release by the Royal Mint of a set of commemorative coins to mark the christening.
The Royal Mint have a long history of producing official commemorations of landmarks in the history of the Royal Family, however this will be the first time that new United Kingdom coins are produced to mark the christening of a member of the Royal Family.
There will be three coins in the collection, a gold 5oz coin costing £8,200, a kilo coin in silver costing approximately £2,600 and a more affordable £5 “uncirculated” coin. Details of the exact prices of the coins, and the numbers of each that will be produced have yet to be announced.
Prince George, who is third in line to the throne has already had coins minted in his honour after the Royal Mint produced 2,013 silver commemorative pennies to give to UK babies born on the same day.