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Welcome to the world: Here's your lucky penny

Published 1044 GMT (1844 HKT) July 5, 2013
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Keeping with an age-old tradition to mark a new birth with a gift of silver for good luck, The Royal Mint is giving babies born on the same day as the future monarch a suitably royal welcome: A silver penny struck with the year of their birth. The Royal Mint
Giving a silver gift to mark the arrival of a new baby is now generally considered to be a keepsake rather than a practical gift for a baby. The Royal Mint
To claim the silver coin, UK parents whose baby's birth coincides with that of the royal baby will have to register through the Royal Mint's Facebook page and upload a scanned copy of the birth certificate within 60 days. The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint has been making UK coinage for more than 1,000 years. The Royal Mint
The silver penny will be dated 2013 and come in a pink pouch for a girl... The Royal Mint
...or a blue one for a girl. The Royal Mint