The Royal Mint will commemorate the christening of Princess Charlotte
of Cambridge with a range of official United Kingdom coins.
The event is scheduled for July 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church at
Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
The commemorative design will be available in silver, in keeping
with the tradition of crossing a newborn’s palm with silver to confer
good health and prosperity, and also in gold to mark the royal celebration.
The design will be approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,
Queen Elizabeth II, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Royal
Mint will reveal the design in the next couple of weeks, officials
announced June 18.
This is the second royal christening the Royal Mint will have
honored on coins, having released 2013 coins for Prince George, the
older brother of Princess Charlotte.
A special limited edition £5 coin from the Royal Mint marked the
birth of Princess Charlotte May 2, 2015.
Shane Bissett, director of Commemorative Coin at the Royal Mint,
said: “It is only appropriate that we commemorate this significant
occasion with the release of a special coin, just as we celebrated the
christening of Prince George.”
Collectors may register their interest in the christening coins at a
special page on the Royal Mint website.