Royal Canadian Mint offers best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on upcoming christening of Prince George

OTTAWA, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - With the christening of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge just around the corner on October 23, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to remind Canadians and coin collectors from around the world of the special commemorative coins that were produced to celebrate the birth of the future King.

"Employees of the Royal Canadian Mint send their heartfelt best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the upcoming christening of their son, Prince George," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint."This past year has seen many significant milestones for Canada's Royal Family and these special coins are treasured keepsakes to be cherished for generations to come."

The $5 fine silver coin with selective gold plating, the 25-cent cupro-nickel coin and the fine silver three-coin set can be viewed and ordered at The packaging of each product features the name of His Royal Highness. The coins can also be ordered by directly contacting the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 or through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit.

Images and product details of these coins are available by visiting

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint

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Christine Aquino
Director, Communications
Telephone: (613) 993-9999

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