The Perth Mint has launched the first Australian gold and silver coins to celebrate His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. The Royal Baby was safely delivered on July 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM at St Mary’s Hospital in London. The Prince’s name was announced as George Alexander Louis on July 24, the day after the Duke and Duchess appeared outside the hospital to allow the gathered press to see the baby.
The gold and silver coin both share the same reverse design which features the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradling and gazing lovingly at their newborn baby. The image is encircled by a ribbon tied in a bow at the base and supporting a bouquet of acorns and fleur de lys – symbols from the Duke and Duchess’ Coats of Arms. The surrounding inscriptions read “In Celebration of the Birth of HRH Prince George” with the date of birth included as “22.07.2013”. The Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark is also included.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include the precious metal weight and fineness, legal tender denomination, and “2013” date. The coins are both issued as Australian legal tender.
The 99.9% fine 1 oz silver coin is struck to proof quality and has a diameter of 40.6 mm. The mintage is limited to 10,000 pieces with an initial ordering limit of two coins. The 99.99% pure 1/4 oz gold coins are struck to proof quality with a diameter of 20.6 mm. A limited mintage of 1,000 pieces has been indicated.
For additional information about the coins or to place an order, please visit the Perth Mint website.