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Prince George Royal Mint Coin For His Birthday 2018

Prince George Just Received This Very Special Gift For His 5th Birthday

Prince George doesn't turn five until July 22, but he's already received a special birthday gift: a new Royal Mint coin. Over the weekend, the Royal Mint debuted the commemorative coin, which is "a new interpretation of his namesake" and features St. George (the patron saint of England) and the dragon. The story of St. George and the dragon symbolizes courage and the triumph of good over evil, and the coin, which is a part of an annual set called The Progress of a Prince, is valued at £5 (about $6.50).

Of course, this isn't George's first commemorative coin. For his second birthday in 2015, the Royal Mint released a limited-edition sterling silver coin that also had an image of St. George and the dragon. The new coin is available for purchase now on the Royal Mint website for £82.50 ($107.77). Happy early birthday, George!

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