-- The final countdown to Sunday’s christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge kicked off today with the release of the newborn princess’ christening coin.
The christening coins for both Princess Charlotte and Prince George were designed by the same engraver, John Bergdahl, the U.K. Royal Mint said today.
At the center of Princess Charlotte’s coin is the inscription, “To celebrate the Christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge 2015.”
Princess Charlotte, who was born May 2 in London, will be christened July 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Royal followers will have the choice to purchase the new coin in either silver – which follows the tradition of silver to confer good health and prosperity – or gold, which marks the royal celebration.
The christening coin is the second coin commissioned in Princess Charlotte's honor. The Royal Mint also released a commemorative coin to celebrate Charlotte’s birth.