Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Gets His Own Coin in Honor of His 40th Birthday

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who will turn 40 on June 21, has become the first person to be singled out on an official coin. It is the first time the second in line to the throne has been singled out in an official currency.

The Duke of Cambridge will be honored with a one-of-a-kind £5 coin

Prince William’s face will soon be silver. The Royal Mint announced on Monday that the Duke of Cambridge will be honored in the UK with a unique £5 coin to mark his 40th birthday! The design, posted on Twitter, shows Prince William in a three-quarter profile facing the upper right corner of the coin, with the number 40 to his left and the royal cipher “W” to his right. Prince William’s landmark birthday is June 21, and the exclusive news comes just weeks before that day. It was also the first time the royal had a single coin. He and his wife, Kate Middleton, were featured in a keepsake piece for their royal wedding in 2011.

The throne has never been officially vested before

An inscription on the side reads, “HRH The Duke of Cambridge.” For the first time the heir to the throne appeared alone in an official currency. In 2011, the Prince and Duchess of Cambridge were featured on a £5 coin to commemorate their wedding. On the other side of the coin, the Queen’s design by Jody Clark will be printed.

Alongside the new £5 coin, two limited edition coin sets will be produced, including a 0.25 ounce gold celebratory coin and a 1982 state coin, the year the duke was born. To commemorate the event, the collection will include a limited edition coin crafted from 5oz pure gold that creates a “high relief surface” with laser technology giving the painting of Prince William a 3D look.

According to Clare Maclennan, director of the memorial service, the “elegant” design “pays homage to the prince’s maturity and grace as a senior member of the royal family in the eyes of the public, a devoted wife and a loving father of three” coin in the Royal Mint.


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