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
"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
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.