The Queen, as well as the Princes Charles, William, and George, will feature on a new £5 coin. The coin will contain their initials and three crowns and is part of the Four Generations of Royalty Collection.
This will be the first coin to feature all four Royals. However, they have been featured on a stamp in celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The Royal Mint took the decision to launch the coin because of what is set to be a busy year for Royal Calendars.
The Royal Mint said: “With the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge’s fifth birthday, and a royal wedding to look forward to, 2018 is a busy year of celebrations for the ever-growing royal family.
“To celebrate four generations of royalty making history together, the Queen, her son the Prince of Wales, her grandson His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, and her great-grandson Prince George of Cambridge are honoured together for the first time in a coin collection produced by the Royal Mint.”
The picture which the effigies were pulled from for the stamp collection was taken from a family portrait taken in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2015. Posed in the frame are The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George.
The £5 coin will be in a Brilliant Uncirculated condition, as well as Silver, Silver Piedfort, and Gold. Prices will range from £13 to £8,540.
The reverse design of the coin is by heraldic artist Timothy Noad and represents the heritage of the House of Windsor.
Prince George has also inspired a coin for his fifth birthday. The coin will feature St George and the dragon, a story that has been linked to coins for centuries