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New stamp and coin edition celebrates Royal tour

New stamp and coin edition celebrates Royal tour

3 March, 2014

New Zealand Post will be releasing two special stamps and a coin to commemorate the 7 April visit to New Zealand of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

The stamps depict a family portrait taken at the Middleton family home and the official portrait from Prince George’s christening. The limited edition 1oz silver proof legal tender coin illustrates the young couple in colour against the backdrop of Government House in Wellington.

New Zealand Post Head of Stamps and Coins Simon Allison says he is expecting interest in the stamps and coin to be high.

“Kiwis will be keen to get a glimpse of the young couple and future King while they’re visiting. This special stamp and coin issue is a great way to celebrate and commemorate the visit.”

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has personally approved the images for use on these stamps and coin.

These Royal Visit stamps and coin are available for pre-order online (nzpost.co.nz/stamps) and will be available in PostShops and REAL Aotearoa stores from 7 April, to coincide with the arrival.

Note: New Zealand Post is authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as the only official issuer of legal tender New Zealand commemorative coins.

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