To celebrate the christening of Princess Charlotte, The Royal Mint have issued a £5 crown. This is the second coin issued in her honour, the other being the Royal Birth £5 crown.
Princess Charlotte was christened on 5th July, 2015. The christening took place at St Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Charlotte's grandmother, Princess Diana, was baptised in the same church on 30th August, 1961. It is also where the Royal family attend their Christmas Day worship each year.
Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne.
The obverse features the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Royal Mint designer, Jody Clark.
The coin is a very similar design to the 2013 Prince George Christening £5 and was designed by the same engraver, John Bergdahl. Interestingly, whilst the prince's coin referred to him as 'Prince George' on the reverse, Charlotte's coin features her full name - Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
The coin was inspired by the lily font which has been used for the baptism of royal babies since Queen Victoria's time.
|Issuing Authority:||United Kingdom|
|Reverse Designer:||John Bergdahl|
|Obverse Designer:||Jody Clark|
|Maximum Coin Mintage:||5,000|
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