Special coins released to mark Prince George's christening
08 OCTOBER 2013SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO
In honour of Prince George's imminent christening, a set of special coins has been released by the Royal Mint.
This is the first time that a member of the British royal family's baptism has been celebrated in this way.
The coins, which went on sale today and have been approved by Prince William and Kate Middleton, feature the traditional "Lily Font" from the Tower of London, which has links with royal christenings.
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Two beautiful cherubs flank the middle inscription of Prince George's name, and intricate lilies line the edge of the coin. The motto at the foot is the traditional "Dieu et mon droit", meaning "God and my right", which is the same motto that the Queen follows.
One of the most luxurious coins on sale, which costs £50,000, has been struck containing a kilogramme of fine gold, while the more affordable silver coin costs £5.
"The crossing of a baby's palm with silver is a long-established tradition, conferring good health and prosperity to newborns," read a statement from The Royal Mint.