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$80 000 Gold Coin to Commemorate a Royal Christening

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$80 000 Gold Coin to Commemorate a Royal Christening

The royal christening is the most anticipated event after the birth of the royal baby.

To mark the christening of Prince George Alexander Louis, commemorative silver and gold coins go on sale between $20 and $80,000.

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The silver coin, which costs $20, means health and prosperity while the gold prized to $80,000 commemorates the celebration.

The special coins, which range in size and materials, features the Lily Font from the Tower of London and two harp-playing cherubs with inscription which reads, “To celebrate the Christening of Prince George of Cambridge 2013.” At the foot inked the royal motto “Dieu et mon droit” which means God and my right is also inscribed on the coin.

“I think the designer, John Bergdahl, has done an excellent job of giving us something that is timeless. It’s symbolic and it’s got dignity about it,” said Dr Kevin Clancy, director of the Royal Mint Museum.

This is the first time that the royal christening will be marked with Britain’s coins. Duchess Kate Middleton gave birth on July 22 and he is the third in line to the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William. Prince George will be christened three months after he was born, on October 23 by Most Reverend Justin Welby of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It will take place at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace where Princess Diana’s body lay before her funeral.

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With the approval of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, twenty-two of the most expensive coins produced in the UK by the Royal Mint in Llantrisant will be struck containing a kilogramme of fine gold each.

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