Royal Mint Reveals Special Edition Silver Pennies

July 23, 2013 at 11:59


The Royal Mint has shown off the silver pennies it will offer free to babies born on the same day as the third-in-line to the throne.





Royal Mint


The mint has produced 2,013 silver coins to mark the occasion, and parents will have 60 days following the birth to obtain one on their newborn’s behalf.

The silver penny is presented in a pink or blue pouch and carries a shield of the Royal Arms designed by Matthew Dent.

Shane Bissett, of the Royal Mint, said: “The birth of the royal baby is a joyous occasion not just for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge but also for the whole nation.

Parents have 60 days to obtain a coin on their newborn’s behalf


“However, it will also be a special day for many mothers and fathers across the country as they, too, welcome the arrival of their new baby, hence why we wanted to extend this historical moment to them with a lucky silver penny.”

:: Parents of babies born on the same day as the royal baby should visit to register the birth of their child and claim their coin.