Its been a busy week for the newborn Prince George of Cambridge, who was born on Monday afternoon (July 22).
Yesterday (July 24) the baby heir to the throne was given his moniker- George Alexander Louis- and today he has a £5 Crown created in his honor.
The silver coin features a design of St. George and the Drago, taken from an 1817 depiction by Benedetto Pistrucci, and it couldnt be more perfect.
Royal Mint honcho Shane Bissett told press, “Even we are surprised by the fact that the Prince of Cambridge”s name was announced just yesterday, and that the artists of the Royal Mint had already created a coin that bears the image of his namesake.
Designers at the Royal Mint will often look to our archive of artworks for inspiration when they are creating new coins, and it could not have been more appropriate that they chose a depiction of St. George.