2013 HRH Prince George Christening Gold Proof £5 Coin

Honours the christening of HRH Prince George, marking a significant moment in the British Royal Family’s history with a celebration of heritage and tradition

Features a unique composition symbolising new life and Royal lineage, gracefully capturing the essence of a christening ceremony within the Royal Family

Depicts the refined effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, showcasing Her venerable presence and the enduring legacy of the monarchy during significant family milestones

Inscription Detail: ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ gracefully surrounds the Queen’s portrait, underscoring Her sovereign status and the unifying role of the monarchy




In honour of the momentous occasion of HRH Prince George’s Christening in 2013, a year that witnessed the joyful arrival of a future Monarch, the esteemed 2013 Christening Gold Proof £5 Coin was meticulously crafted. This extraordinary coin, part of an exclusive commemorative series, is forged from the finest 24-Carat Gold, embodying a weight of 1.41 ounces of the most impeccable, pure Gold.

The reverse of this noble coin designed specifically for this occasion, was created by John Bergdahl. The design features the Lily Font from the Tower of London and two harp-playing cherubs. The Lily Font is a silver gilt baptismal font used in the christening ceremonies of members of the British Royal Family and is part of the Crown Jewels. The inclusion of the cherubs, alongside the Lily Font, symbolises the celebration and joy of Prince George’s christening. The design elements together represent the Royal heritage and religious significance of the christening ceremony.

The obverse presents a refined and stately image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, This portrait was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, an acclaimed sculptor whose depiction of the Queen has appeared on many coins across the Commonwealth since 1998. His design is recognised for its representation of the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.

Struck with unparalleled precision, the HRH Prince George Christening Gold Proof £5 Coin is a masterpiece of numismatic art. The use of specially selected dies and polished blanks ensures that every nuance of the design is rendered with the utmost clarity and brilliance. This process highlights the intricate details of the christening scene and the elegant features of the Queen’s effigy, making the coin a marvel of coinage excellence.

With a strictly limited mintage, this coin is a rare and valuable collector’s item, embodying the joyous occasion of Prince George’s christening. Its composition of solid, fine 999.9 Gold not only signifies the coin’s purity and value but also represents the precious and auspicious nature of the event it commemorates.

The HRH Prince George Christening Gold Proof £5 Coin stands as a lasting symbol of Royal celebration, heritage, and the bright future of the British monarchy. It is a cherished piece for collectors and Royal enthusiasts alike, capturing the spirit of hope, continuity, and the rich traditions that define the Royal family.

Weight (grams)39.94g
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Maximum Mintage486
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerJohn Berghdahl
Denomination£5 Crown
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 70
SecurityNGC Certified


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