The Royal Mint has issued an unusual coin honoring the four living generations of the Royal Family. Here is some information from the mint's web site. -Editor
The Royal Mint enjoys a very special relationship with the Royal Family, marking the important milestones in their lives for the nation. The year 2018 will be remembered for its many
memorable royal occasions and, as we enjoy these happy events, we celebrate four generations of royalty coming together to share the times with us.
When His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was christened, the nation was delighted to see four successive generations of the Royal Family united for the special occasion. To mark this
moment, Her Majesty The Queen, her son His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, her grandson His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and her great-grandson Prince George have been honoured together
on an official United Kingdom coin for the first time.
The coin is available in a number of editions including precious metal Proof versions and a Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin.
For more information, or to order, see:
The Four Generations of Royalty 2018
Canadian Coin News has some more information about the design. -Editor
The design—created by calligrapher and heraldic artist Timothy Noad—features oak branches inspired by the Royal Badge of the House of Windsor and the initials of each generation.
“I started with several ideas, including a set of each of the royals in profile, but decided to go for the approach of overlapping initials to convey a sense of family,” said Noad.
This year is set to be a busy one as the ever-growing Royal Family look forward to a number of Royal celebrations, including the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, the Prince of Wales’
70th birthday, Prince George of Cambridge’s fifth birthday and a royal wedding.
To read the complete article, see:
Four generations of Royals appear on official U.K. coin for first time
Wayne Homren, Editor
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