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Monday, August 12, 2013

Canada Unveils New Coins in Tribute to Baby Prince

Prince George has been hot property since his arrival last month, and now the Royal Canadian Mint have unveiled their honorary celebration. 


From the Daily Express 
By Kelby McNally 

The corporation revealed two new coins and a special coin set to honour the birth of the future King of England yesterday.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston unveiled the coins, which feature rattles, carriages and tiny shoes.

One in three of the coins, which have been designed by Guelph artist Laurie McGaw, show a sleeping baby in a crib with a beaver and a moose.

“Canadians are delighted with the recent arrival of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, who will someday be Sovereign of Canada,” said Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
“These exceptional collector coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint highlight, through artistic elements, the enduring relationship Canada shares with the Royal Family.”

Ian Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint added: “Each one of these special commemorative coins is struck with the pride and craftsmanship befitting a future King.

“The Royal Canadian Mint cherishes our unique connection to the Royal Family and we are extremely proud to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Cambridge in such a unique way.”

The coins can be pre-ordered on the Mint’s website – a spokesperson says they’re sure to sell out quickly.


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