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Daily Digit: Royal christening coins

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 01:06

Oct. 9 - 22 coins to commemorate the christening of the UK's new baby Prince George have gone into production. As Hayley Platt reports their value varies from 13 pounds to 50,000.

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22 is today's daily digit - the number of commemorative coins being produced to mark the christening of the UK's baby Prince George. The coins are valued from 13 pounds to 50,000 pounds. The cheapest, a silver five pound coin - the dearest, a gold kilo coin of which only 22 will be made. It's the first time the UK has produced a royal christening coin. And the Royal Mint say it's already received thousands of pre-orders from all over the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GORDON SUMMERS, CHIEF ENGRAVER AT ROYAL MINT, SAYING: "They are great ways of celebrating national events and they've got the gravitas of something that is permanent and something that has got face value and something that lasts pretty much forever." The world got its first glimpse of the new prince shortly after he was born in July. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, SAYING: "Very emotional." (SOUNDBITE) (English) DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, SAYING: "Yes, it's very emotional, it is such a special time. I think any parent will, sort of, know what this feeling feels like." They'll be another chance to see the third in line to the throne on October 23 - when he's christened.

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Daily Digit: Royal christening coins

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 01:06