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    Silver Penny For New Parents On The Occasion Of Kate Middleton Giving Birth

    Link: Kate Middleton baby's birth marked with special silver coin given to all others born on same day - Mirror Online

    There will be 2,013 of these coins struck. With the average babies born per day at around 2,000 it wouldn't take much of a variation to push the number born on that day beyond 2,013: Does this mean that some parents might 'miss out' on the unique opportunity?

    Parents will have 60 days from the day of the birth to apply for a coin.
    Last edited by DaveP; 5th July 2013 at 08:33 AM. Reason: 2,000 not 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Does this mean that some parents might 'miss out' on the unique opportunity?
    No, they can pick their up off e-bay...

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    As a *sad* coin collector, I am drawing towards thinking it could be a worthy investment, like the rest of my coins....

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    Am I the only one wondering who is paying for this!

    ...I think I am going to be extra grumpy for the rest of the day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    Am I the only one wondering who is paying for this!
    Budget savings:

    Gove at it again

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    Nice to know we are in such a strong financial position as a country that we can afford a pointlessly ostentatious gesture like this...

    Wait a minute, I forgot for a minute, we're broke.

    Who thinks up these ideas?

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    If they want to do something to commemorate the new arrival (although I can't see why) a better option might be to set-up a pension fund for the lucky few children. Maybe by the time they retire it will be worth something...

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    If it wasn't for the fact that my fourth grandchild is due the same week I would probably agree with you grumpy lot!

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