Following the birth of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Cambridge, Pobjoy Mint has announced the release of three coins which have had a special privy mark added to them to congratulate the Royal Couple and to commemorate the historic occasion. The coins will be released on behalf of British Virgin Islands and South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.
The announcement was made July 22nd in the traditional way that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a baby boy who will be third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. After the Prince was born, a proclamation signed by the doctors who delivered the Royal Baby was rushed from the ward, and displayed on an historic easel at the gates of Buckingham Palace, the same way the Duke of Cambridge’s birth was announced in 1982. This is the first time since Queen Victoria’s era that there have been three living male heirs.
Two coins will be issued from the British Virgin Islands. First released in 2012, one coin depicts the Duchess of Cambridge and the other the Duke of Cambridge both shown in their evening attire following their Wedding in 2011. A Privy Mark has been added to each coin showing baby footprints and the new Royal arrival’s date of birth. The footprints are coloured blue to represent the baby’s sex.
The third coin, which will be issued on behalf of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, is a coin which was first issued in 2012, showing the most anticipated moment of their Wedding Day, when the newly married couple displayed their love with a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to the delight of the millions spectators. The Privy Mark which has been added to this coin shows a stork delivering its precious bundle with the date of the birth. The stork is coloured blue to represent the baby boy.
Available in Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver, the obverse of each coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Each coin is detailed to perfection with the precious metal coins struck four times to attain the highest quality proof finish. All coins are a delightful way of welcoming the new Heir to the British Throne to the World.