Saturday’s “Wedding of the Year” between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle promises to be one of the most spectacular and popular events in modern history. The wedding takes place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, and it will be broadcast around the world to billions of royal fans.
The wedding is a fairytale story of love. Prince Harry is one of the most beloved members of the royal family. He is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and the son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the heir to the throne … while Meghan Markle is best known for her role in the TV series Suits.
Following a British tradition of issuing special commemorative coins for royal weddings, the Royal Mint has produced a stunning new coin for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The coin features an informal portrait of the royal couple based on a photograph taken at Kensington Palace in London. The design was personally approved by Queen Elizabeth II, whose portrait appears on the obverse – and it is the ONLY official UK coin to mark this historic occasion.
Two limited editions of the legal tender coin are now available – but they are likely to sell out quickly, so it is essential to order early.
The Royal Wedding 2018 UK £5 Proof Silver Coin.
Struck in traditional .925 Sterling Silver and about the size of a classic Morgan Silver Dollar, the limited Proof edition of the royal wedding coin is inscribed with the date of the wedding: 19 May 2018. Only 15,000 coins will ever be struck, making this both a prized celebration of the royal wedding and a scarce collectible that will be treasured for generations to come. Most Proof coins have already been snapped up by eager collectors in England and around the world, leaving only a few for collectors in America. Includes the original Royal Mint custom presentation case.
The Royal Wedding 2018 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin.
The Brilliant Uncirculated edition features the exact same design and is the same large size as the Proof, but it is struck in cupro-nickel. The coin is displayed in a custom folder with color photographs of the royal couple along with the fascinating story of their unlikely romance.