The Royal Mint has issued a special gift for those celebrating the wedding day of a family member or friend this year – a 2018 dated Wedding Silver Sixpence, to mark the year the happy couple are married.
It has been a long standing tradition in the UK for the father of the bride to place a Silver Sixpence inside his daughter's shoe. Many of us will have heard of the wedding rhyme “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,” but how many of us know that it continues “…and a Silver Sixpence in her shoe.”? The Royal Mint has now struck a special year-dated Silver Sixpence for those who wish to mark the year the happy couple tie the knot.
Accompanying The Royal Mint's Silver Sixpence is a card, allowing the giver to write their heartfelt message ahead of the big day, adding that personal touch to the gift.
The Royal Mint's Silver Sixpence and card is available to be purchased from The Royal Mint's website – www.royalmint.com – RRP £15.00