William and Kate Wedding and Engagement Coins by the Royal Australian Mint

March 28, 2011

It was November 19th 2010 just after the announcement of the Royal engagement of William and Kate that the Royal Australian Mint announced that they would produce the official Australian coinage for this special event. Australians waited patiently and saw Alderney be the first to mint an official engagement coin.

In the first currency determination for 2011 we now know that coin designs have been approved by Her Majesty to be minted for the upcoming royal nuptuals. The Royal Australian Mint will mint a cupro-nickel 20c to be released into circulation in 2011. The design will feature both William and Kate and a rose enclosed in a circle. This will be the official Royal Wedding coin.

A 2011 Royal Wedding 50c of the same design in uncirculated finish will be released in a commemorative collector card for collectors. A fine silver 50c coin of the same design will be struck with selective gold plating.

Commemorating the Royal engagement, a 2010 dated uncirculated 50c will be released in a collector card. The design will feature a collection of roses in a circle and a representation of Prince William's coat of arms surrounded by ornate ribbons. A selectively gold plated fine silver proof version of this coin will also be minted.

Both selectively gold plated engagement and wedding coins will be released in a 2 coin set and all coins should be available as Royal followers stop for the wedding event set for April 29th.

Posted by harrisk at March 28, 2011 8:21 PM
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