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 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.
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.