2013 50c Uncirculated Coin - Firstborn Baby of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
In celebration of the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis, born on Monday 22 July 2013 at 4.24 pm London time, the Royal Australian Mint will be releasing this beautifully designed coin in cupro nickel. ‘HRH Prince George Born 22.07.2013’ appears under the initials of his parents, set in the latest branch of the Royal Family tree.
Ever since the Palace announced in late 2012 that The Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant, preparations have been made for the arrival of the new royal - all in front of the world’s media and a never-ending line of eager onlookers.
Scores of websites have been devoted to the royal pregnancy; premium magazine space has been taken up; and social media has gone into melt-down every time a new detail has been revealed. It has been 120 years since a sitting British monarch has been alive for the birth of a great-grandchild. Prince George of Cambridge now becomes third in line to the throne behind The Duke of Cambridge and his father after the sixteen countries of the Commonwealth this year voted to change the rules of succession and allow a female heir.
Designer: Ed Llewelyn
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More