Royal Baby Blowout: Babies Born on Same Day as Kate Middleton's Child to Receive Commemorative Silver Coins

Royal Mint creating 2,013 lucky pennies to celebrate birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's bundle of joy

By Peter Gicas Jul 05, 2013 2:35 PMTags
Kate Middleton, Prince WilliamChris Jackson/Getty Images

Talk about feeling like royalty!

The Royal Mint has announced that babies born in Britain on the same day as Kate Middleton and Prince William's little bundle of joy will be eligible to receive a special silver penny.

A total of 2,013 coins will be created, each one dated 2013, and will come in either a pink or a blue pouch depending on the child's gender.

The Royal Mint

"The birth of the royal baby will be a joyous occasion not just for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge but also for the whole nation," said Shane Bissett, director of commemmorative coins at the Royal Mint, in a statement. "It will also be a special day for many mothers and fathers across the country as they too welcome the arrival of their new baby, hence why we wanted to extend this historical moment to them with a lucky penny."

In order to claim one of the coins, however, parents must register through the Royal Mint's Facebook page.

Of course, the royal couple has already received quite a few presents themselves ahead of their child's arrival.

Most recently, the Finnish government sent the duke and duchess a Finnish baby box. The cardboard box, which is distributed to all expectant mothers in Finland and doubles as a sleeping vessel when empty, contains a mattress, mattress cover, undersheet, sleeping bag, duvet cover and blanket, various clothing items, as well as a number of grooming products.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard also knitted a kangaroo for Will and Kate's baby, although she's been widely criticized for the gift.

Meanwhile, as the world eagerly awaits the little one's arrival, photographers have already begun lining up outside St. Mary's London Hospital. Middleton is set to give birth in the exclusive Lindo Wing, where Princess Diana gave birth to William in 1982 and Prince Harry in 1984.