The Isle of Man Treasury have announced (26th April) the issue of a commemorative coin to mark the wedding of Britain’s Prince William to his fiancée Miss Catherine Middleton which will occur on the 29th April of this year.
Struck by the Pobjoy Mint in the UK, official Mint of the Isle of Man treasury, the coin is unique as it portrays Miss Middleton wearing a very distinctive hat. This the only coin to approved by Buckingham Palace to depict her in this fashion. The coin’s design is based on an actual photo of the couple during their attendance at the wedding of a mutual friend, where Miss Middleton was seen wearing the wide brimmed hat as depicted on the coin.
The obverse of the coin carries the elegant head and shoulders effigy of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sculpted by artist Ian Rank-Broadley.
The one crown coin will be struck in both cupro-nickel (uncirculated) and sterling silver (proof), each with a weight of 28.2 grams and diameter of 38.6 mm. The proof sterling silver issue will have a mintage of 10,000 pieces.
For more information on this and other coins issued for both the Royal Wedding and other topics/ subjects, please visit the website of the Pobjoy Mint at: www.pobjoy.com