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Friday, July 11, 2014

Prince George's First Birthday To Be Marked By Commemorative £5 Coin

Caption: Day out: The Duchess of Cambridge took George along to watch Prince William and Prince Harry play in the Jerudong Trophy polo match recently

Caption: Symbolic: The coin features royal arms and a rose, thistle, leek, sprig of shamrock and a crown

Prince George of Cambridge's first birthday is to be marked with a commemorative £5 coin.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's young son is the first member of the royal family to have his first birthday honoured with a new UK coin.

William and Kate, along with George's great-grandmother the Queen and Chancellor George Osborne approved the design of the sterling silver piece, which bears the heraldic royal arms and the year 2014.

Shane Bissett, director of commemorative coin and bullion at the Royal Mint, said: 'As Prince George of Cambridge reaches the significant milestone of turning one year old, we felt there could be no more fitting design to mark the first birthday of our future king than the royal arms - the arms of the monarch - minted in honour of the future heir to the throne.

Click link for full post from The Daily Mail.