2013 Royal Baby 50 Cent Coin Commemorating the Birth of Prince George

August 26, 2013

Australia 2013 Royal Baby 50 Cent (image courtesy www.ramint.gov.au)

The birth of baby Prince George, the firstborn child, a son for Prince William and Princess Catherine the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is being celebrated with a special 50c released by the Royal Australian Mint.

This Australian commemorative 50 cent, dodecagonal in shape is being released in copper-nickel uncirculated and stunning silver proof, the proof coin with a limited mintage of just 10,000 coins. The reverse design depicts the latest branch in the Royal family tree with the W and C initials for William and Catherine and HRH Prince George Born 22.7.2013. Prince George Alexander Louis or Prince George of Cambridge is third in line to the throne after his father William and grandfather Charles. The Royal Baby is the Queen's first great grandchild.

The design is by the Royal Australian Mint in consultation with Buckingham Palace and is a fitting addition to the many Royal Baby coins we're now seeing. Coins already struck include Royal Baby commemoratives by The Perth Mint, The Royal Mint in the UK, and the Royal Canadian Mint. We'll surely see more special baby coins as the Royal Christening approaches.

Pick up a new Royal Baby coin from the Royal Australian Mint or your friendly local coin dealer. The cupro-nickel coin retailing at $9 and the silver proof issued at $80.

Posted by harrisk at August 26, 2013 7:21 PM
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