Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Prince George's 1st birthday with collector coins

FILE - This is a Wednesday, April 16, 2014 file photo of Britain's Prince George's as his hand is held by New Zealand Governor General Jerry Mateparae as he leaves with his parents Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge on a plane bound for Sydney, Australia from Wellington, New Zealand. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy. Editorial writers call him a symbol of hope, newspaper headlines hail him as "Gorgeous George" and one published a 24-page glossy magazine chronicling his first 12 months.
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OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Mint is adding to the international hoopla surrounding the birthday of a baby prince with the release of commemorative coins.

Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and his wife Kate, turned one on Tuesday.

The Mint is releasing coins that feature the Queen with her three heirs —Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George.

Prince George is shown wearing christening robes, resting in his father's arms.

The $20 silver coin and the $200 pure gold coin are available to order.

Interim president Marc Brule says the Mint will continue to celebrate milestones in the lives of the Royal Family.

"We have proudly handcrafted new coins with a unique portrait featuring four generations which will be a beautiful addition for any royal collection," he said.


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