The Perth Mint is onboard the Royal Baby bandwagon, announcing May 5
that it has issued gold and silver commemorative coins honoring the
birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
The Australian facility is striking quarter-ounce coins of .9999
fine gold and 1-ounce coins from .9999 fine silver to mark the
birthday of Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, who was born on May 2 at Saint
Mary’s Hospital in London.
Charlotte is the second child of William and Kate, the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge, and is the great granddaughter of Queen
The Royal Mint made available its items commemorating Princess
Charlotte's birth over the weekend.
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The Perth Mint coins feature a portrait of the Duke and Duchess
cradling and gazing at their newborn baby, with their firstborn,
Prince George, by their side.
The image is encircled by a sculpted ribbon tied in a bow. The
inscription CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF THE ROYAL BABY, and The Perth
Mint’s "P" mint mark also feature as part of this original design.
“As a former branch of the Royal Mint, we are proud of our British
heritage and find it only fitting to celebrate the birth of the newest
member of the Royal Family with legal tender coinage,” Perth Mint
Sales and Marketing Director Ron Currie said. “Following the worldwide
success of our 2013 HRH Prince George collectables, it is a huge honor
to once again issue Buckingham Palace approved coins, marking yet
another huge milestone in the history of the Monarchy.”
Issued as Australian legal tender, the obverse of each coin portrays
the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the
year date, and the monetary denomination.
Only 1,000 gold coins and 5,000 silver coins have been issued for
Each coin is packaged in a gift box within a themed shipper, and is
accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. The
quarter-ounce gold coin is priced at $695 Australian, while the
one-ounce silver commemorative coin is priced as $99 Australian.
Orders can be placed by telephoning the Perth Mint toll free at
1-800-098-817 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International), or by visiting Perth Mint's website. Collectors can
also purchase the commemoratives from leading coin dealers and
Australia Post outlets.
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