Princess Charlotte is honoured with commemorate Royal Mint coin

Princess Charlotte is honoured with commemorate Royal Mint coin

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Britain's youngest royal and the first daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, has been honoured with a limited edition Royal Mint coin in celebration of her birth earlier this week

The Royal Mint has unveiled a commemorative £5 coin to mark the birth of the new Princess of Cambridge. Minted in both silver and gold, 10,000 limited edition coins will be made and inscribed to mark the arrival of second child, and first daughter, of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The coins have been designed by artist John Bergdahl, who also designed a coin to commemorate the christening of the Princess's big brother, Prince George in October 2014. The designs for Princess Charlotte were pre-approved by William and Kate and also received the royal seal of approve from the Queen. 

The limited-edition currency features a crest on one side with a commemorative inscription that reads: "To celebrate the birth of the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge." Plus a portrait of the Queen on the other side. 

Only 500 gold proof versions of the coin will be made. They will be created from 22-carat gold and weigh just under 40g. Whilst 9,500 will be crafted from sterling silver and weigh 28g.  More than 2,000 silver pennies are also being gifted to babies born on the same day as the little Princess.