Singapore Mint launches coins commemorating Prince George's christening

Singapore Mint launches coins commemorating Prince George's christening

SINGAPORE - To commemorate the christening of His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince George of Cambridge in the United Kingdom tomorrow, The Singapore Mint is launching the Christening of HRH Prince George of Cambridge 2013 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin to avid coin collectors and fans of the royal baby here in Singapore.

Exclusively minted by The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) and distributed locally by The Singapore Mint, the coin marks the first royal christening to be commemorated in specially commissioned Britain coins.

The base of the coin bears the Lily Font which is traditionally used in royal christenings when babies are baptized with water from River Jordan. Harp playing cherubs adorn the coin while the motto reads Dieu et mon droit or "God and my right". It is the motto of the monarch, Prince George's great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen.

The christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.

The coins are available for pre-order now on The Singapore Mint's website (www.singaporemint.com) at early bird special prices until November 1, 2013. With only 12,500 pieces minted for the special occasion, the £5 Silver Proof Coin is priced at $160 (usual price: $190). The coins will be available at The Singapore Mint retail outlets from 1 December 2013.

candicec@sph.com.sg

 

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