Singapore Mint launches royal baby commemorative coins

The Royal Birth coins are available in two designs. Only 10,000 pieces were minted for each collection. The 1GBP and 5GBP coins are currently priced at $115 and $160 respectively under the early bird promotion which runs until the end of September.

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In celebration of the birth of the new heir to the British throne - His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge - the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Singapore Mint launches the limited edition Royal Birth commemorative coins.

Exclusively minted by The Royal Mint and launched locally by The Singapore Mint, the Royal Birth commemorative coins are available in two distinctive designs and collections - the 2013 UK 1GBP 925 Silver BU Coin, and the St George and the Dragon UK 5GBP 925 Silver Proof Coin. Both collections can be purchased individually.

The 2013 UK 1GBP 925 Silver BU Coin features Matthew Dent's "Shield" design which was introduced in 2008 and represents the home nations of the United Kingdom. The obverse of the coin features the current portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. The tradition of giving newborns a silver gift symbolises a wish of health, wealth and happiness as they start their journeys through life. The 2013 UK 1GBP Silver Coin is dated in the year of the Royal Baby's birth, which makes it an essential purchase for babies born in 2013.

Bearing the classic St George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci, the St George and the Dragon UK 5GBP 925 Silver Proof Coin commemorates the year in which the world welcomes a future British sovereign. Benedetto's iconic design has only been replicated in silver on very special national occasions in Britain - the last time in 1951 in celebration of the Festival of Britain.

The Royal Birth Coins are available for order now on The Singapore Mint's website ( at early bird special prices until 30 September 2013. With only 10,000 pieces minted for each collection, the 2013 UK 1GBP 925 Silver BU Coin is priced at S$115 (usual price: S$128); while the St George and the Dragon UK 5GBP 925 Silver Proof Coin is priced at S$160 (usual price: S$190). The Royal Birth Coins will be available at The Singapore Mint retail outlets in end September 2013 and normal prices will resume from 1 October 2013.