UK to Debut Limited-Edition Coin for Prince George's First Birthday

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    The Royal Mint has announced the manufacture of a limited edition 5-pound sterling coin "as the nation's gift to Prince George" in honor of his first birthday on July 22.

    As is the case with all coins in the United Kingdom, great-grandma Queen Elizabeth II's face will also be on the new loot, but this will be the first coin issued with the cruciform version of the royal arms--representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland--on the back since 1960.

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    A coin was also issued commemorating the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's son in 2013 and again on the occasion of his christening in October.

    Only 7,500 of the first-birthday coins will be produced and made available to purchase for 80 pounds each, or nearly $136.

    On Monday, the world over got to ooh and ah over how much Prince George Alexander Louis has grown when the tot joined his mum on the sidelines while dad played polo in a benefit match for Centrepoint at Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire.Royal Mint