Top 5 Royal Wedding Coins 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Many Royal Wedding coins had been minted to celebrate the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton that will take place at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011. William, who is second in the line of succession to Queen Elizabeth II, first met Middleton in 2001, while he and Middleton were studying at the University of St Andrews. Their engagement, on 20 October 2010, was announced on 16 November 2010. Here are list of Top 5 Royal Wedding Coins 2011 according to readers pageview in this blog.

1. Royal Mint Official Royal Wedding coin 2011.

The only Official Royal Wedding UK coin has gone into production 0n 17 March 2011 at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales. Approved by the Royal Household and the Government, the coin features relaxed, modern portraits of the couple, an approach also evident in the informal use of their names and the date of the wedding circulating their portraits. The obverse bears a portrait of Prince William’s grandmother, The Queen. The coin has been designed by Mark Richards, Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, following an invitation- only tender process involving a handful of British sculptors.

2. Birmingham Mint Royal Wedding Medal

This is a medal created by Birmingham Mint with no monetary value but it became popular most probably because of its design. The medal features a picture of the engaged couple and on its reverse is the date of their marriage and the initials C and W. Around 50,000 are being produced at the Birmingham Mint in honour of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

3. £5 Royal Wedding Platinum Piedfort Coin

The only wedding coins in Platinum. Extremely rare and tarnish resistant, this precious silver-white metal makes a fitting tribute to Prince William and his bride. Only 200 Platinum coins will be made available by Royal Mint.

4. Canadian Mint Royal Wedding Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint's $20 fine silver collector coin displays an exquisite engraving on its reverse side of the newly engaged HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. This design was created by accomplished Canadian artist and coin designer Laurie McGaw of Guelph, Ontario and expertly engraved by Mint Engraver Jose Osio. The obverse or “face” side of this coin features the effigy of Prince William's grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created by Canadian portrait artist Susanna Blunt in 2003. Inserted beneath their romantic portrait is a CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements sapphire-coloured crystal reminiscent of the 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring presented by Prince William to his fiancée and which had once belonged to his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

5. Perth Mint Royal Wedding 1oz silver proof coin

Perth Mint Royal Wedding 1oz silver proof coin struck from 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver. No more than 12,500 of these coins will be released by The Perth Mint, maximum 5 coins per customer. The reverse design bears an official image of the happy couple, the beaming smiles on their jubilant faces realistically portrayed in colour. The design also includes an intricately-detailed, sculpture of Westminster Abbey in the background. The reverse of the coin also features the inscriptions ‘Royal Wedding 29.04.2011’ and ‘H.R.H. Prince William of Wales & Miss Catherine Middleton’.

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