The Isle of Man Treasury has released two commemorative coins celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding itself will take place April 29 at Westminster Abbey
Produced and offered by the Pobjoy Mint in the United Kingdom, the two coins include an uncirculated cupro nickel crown and a proof silver crown. Both collector pieces have a weight of 28.28 grams and a diameter of 38.60 millimeters. The silver crown is limited to a mintage of 10,000 while the cupro nickel crown will be produced to meet demand.
"As second in line to the British Throne and eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, the Royal Wedding is attracting significant interest throughout the world and the fact that the engagement ring Prince William presented to Catherine was the same ring that Prince Charles used to propose to Diana adds to the romance of the whole event …
Approved by both Clarence House and Buckingham Palace, this superb coin carries a superbly sculpted image of the betrothed couple taken from an appearance at a friend’s wedding just prior to the announcement of their own engagement," the Pobjoy Mint describes in a statement announcing the availability of the Royal Wedding Coins.
Inscriptions on the reverse of the Royal Wedding Coins include PRINCE WILLIAM & CATHERINE MIDDLETON WEDDING – 29 APRIL 2011, and 1 CROWN.
The obverse our heads side of each coin bears the portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
For more information or to place an order, visit the Pobjoy Mint at http://www.pobjoy.com/.
Isle of Man Royal Wedding Coin Specifications:
|Unc. Cupro Nickel $1||38.60 mm||28.28 gms||unlimited|
|Proof Sterling Silver $10||38.60 mm||28.28 gms||10,000|
About Pobjoy Mint Ltd.
The Pobjoy family (http://www.pobjoy.com/) have been associated with fine metalwork since the Middle Ages. The Company was recently granted permission to use the family Coat of Arms in which the Medieval Popinjay is the central motif.
Over the past three centuries, the Company has been involved in many diverse fields, but they have always been involved in metal, both base and precious.
For the past 100 years the Company has been deeply involved in the development and manufacture of coins, medals and tokens.
I think they gave a little more hair on top of William’s head there. It’s good to be the Prince. Good looking coin though.