The next royal wedding is scheduled for May 19, when Prince Henry of
Wales marries Meghan Markle.
The Pobjoy Mint has announced commemorative coins for the occasion,
issued in the name of the Ascension Islands.
The wedding is set for noon that Saturday at St. George’s Chapel at
Windsor Castle. The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service and the
Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate as the couple exchange their vows.
The couple is inviting 2,640 members of the public to the grounds of
Windsor Castle. Of these special invitations, 1,200 will be from
nominations by the nine regional lord lieutenants, to enable
representatives from the whole of the United Kingdom to attend. The
invited public will be able to watch the arrival of all the guests as
well as the bridge and groom, and also the carriage procession as it
leaves St. George’s Chapel and travels around Windsor Town before
returning to the castle.
The design of the commemorative coins features the initials of the
royal couple as M&H in the center, surrounded by a depiction of a
ribbon supported by four cherubs. The wedding date is displayed in the
ribbon. A fifth cherub flies above, blowing a fanfare in celebration
of the wedding.
The obverse of the coins features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
that is produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
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The Uncirculated copper-nickel and Proof .925 fine silver coins
(both versions denominated 1 crown) each weigh 28.28 grams and measure
38.6 millimeters in diameter.
The copper-nickel coin has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces and
retails for $16.95, and the silver coin has a mintage limit of 2,000
pieces and retails for $65 each.
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To order, visit the Pobjoy Mint website.