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A Gift for Brit Babies

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We've all been putting in our two cents about what the royal baby will be like. Now, People magazine reports, Britain has announced that babies born on the same day as the future king or queen will receive a few cents of their own.

The Royal Mint will be giving away 2,103 silver coins to babies who arrive on the same date as William and Kate's much-anticipated little one. The Mint has been forging the official coins for Brits for about 1,000 years.

"The birth of the Royal baby will be a joyous occasion not just for [the couple] but also for the whole nation, as we prepare to celebrate another remarkable milestone in their life journey together," said Shane Bissett, Director of Commemorative Coin at the Royal Mint.

"It will also be a special day for many mothers and fathers across the country as they too welcome the arrival of their new baby, hence why we wanted to extend this historical moments to them with a lucky silver penny."

The coin – which usually costs $43 – is engraved with the shield of the Royal Arms as well as the year 2013. It will arrive in a pink or blue pouch, depending on the sex of the baby.

The offer is open to any child who is born in the UK on the same date as the royal baby, but only 2,013 coins will be available. No family should end up disappointed, though. An average of 2,000 children are delivered daily in the country, so the well Mint ought to be able to fulfill every qualifying order it receives.


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