Prince William’s Face Will Be on the £5 Coin in Celebration of His 40th Birthday

This year is a very special one for Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge will be turning the big 4-0 this coming June. To commemorate the occasion, The Royal Mint has decided to put the royal’s face on the £5 coin in the U.K.

On Monday, The Royal Mint debuted the new limited-edition coin design on social media. The silver coin features a photograph of the duke taken at Queen Elizabeth’s birthday party in June 2018. Oh, and this will be the first time William has appeared alone on the coin.

The coin design was created by product designer, Thomas T Docherty. The three-quarter profile shows William looking upward, with the number 40 and his initial “W” written beside him. There will also be an inscription on the side that reads, “HRH The Duke of Cambridge.”

When asked about the initial design, Docherty said that he wanted to create a “fresh, stylized and dynamic image” to commemorate the duke’s special day.

“Even though our lives are obviously a million miles apart, I understand how it feels to have just turned 40 and to have a young family of my own, so I wanted to ensure I captured His Royal Highness accurately at this stage in his life,” he said, according to the official The Royal Mint website.

The limited-edition coin will only be available for a short time, so royal fans better act fast. The coin will be in circulation across the U.K.

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