Traditionally it’s always been a good-luck custom to gently-cross the palm of a newborn-baby with silver, or by giving a silver penny as a gift to the parents or newborn on the delivery-date. Since the Royal-Family will soon be celebrating the birth of a very high-profile baby sometime this month, they are marking the occasion with a good-luck gift.
Through a program with The Royal Mint, children that are born on the same day as the royal baby will receive a new silver penny coin. The coins will mark the celebration of your child, as well as the much more publicly entrancing birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby. The coins will be distributed by the British government.
The announcement came from The Royal Mint late Thursday, there are 2,013 silver coins that have been minted for the occasion, all bearing a shield of the Royal Arms, to be given as gifts to other newborns born on the same day as the Royal Child. (Though only the Royal Baby will be third in line to the British throne, sorry).
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth in mid-July and unless you live under-the-sea you will most likely hear about it the instant it happens.