The Duke of Cambridge’s 40th birthday is to be celebrated with a £5 coin featuring his portrait.
The Royal Mint, The UK’s official coin producer, has unveiled the coin ahead of William’s milestone birthday on 21 June.
It is the first time the duke, who is second in line to the throne, will appear alone on an official coin.
Here’s what you need to know.
Where to buy 40th birthday coin
You can purchase the coin now on the Royal Mint website.
The coin, created by designer and engraver Thomas T Docherty, features his portrait set amid his royal cypher – his initial W – and the number 40.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II’s image, designed by Jody Clark, will be struck on the other side of the coin.
There will also be an inscription on the edge reading: “HRH The Duke of Cambridge”.
Alongside the new £5 coin, a limited edition two-coin set will be released, featuring a 0.25oz gold celebration coin and a 1982 sovereign coin – the year the duke was born.
The collection will also include a limited edition coin made of 5oz of fine gold quality to mark the special occasion, with laser technology creating a “high relief finish”, giving William’s portrait an enhanced 3D appearance.
Platinum Jubilee coins
The Royal Mint’s issue of coins to celebrate the Queen’s historic milestone has been hugely popular.
While many of them have sold out, there are still some on offer, including the Platinum Jubilee £5 coin.
It is described as a “£5 brilliant uncirculated coin” and is priced £10. The coin features the Platinum Jubilee portrait of the Queen on horseback with a decorative design on the reverse by renowned artist John Bergdahl.
The coin’s packaging charts how the Queen’s coinage portraits have “captured her growth from a young queen to an experienced monarch”. You can order it here.
The 50p coin is also still available. It is particularly special, as it is the first time the Royal Mint has celebrated a royal event on a 50p coin.
It features a commemorative Platinum Jubilee portrait of the Queen and a “bold graphical celebration” by the design agency, Osborne Ross, which appears on the reverse of the coin.
The coin comes with an accompanying booklet which looks back over the Queen’s previous jubilee celebrations. This keepsake costs £7 and is available here.