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Prince George coin goes into production ahead of royal christening

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 00:42

October 8 - For the first time ever Britain produces a commemorative coin to mark a royal christening. Sharon Reich reports.

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Forget the silver rattle, Britain's Prince George is getting his very own coin. Special coins marking the christening of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son are being produced at the Royal Mint in Wales. The limited edition coins range in price from 13 pounds for a silver five pound coin - to 50,000 pounds or $80,000 U.S. dollars for a limited edition gold kilo coin. The crossing of a baby's palm with silver is believed to bring good health and prosperity to newborns. The christening will be held on October 23 at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace.

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Prince George coin goes into production ahead of royal christening

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 00:42