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Royal Mint lauds royal nuptials with new issue

Britain’s royal family has had a busy year marking milestones, and the Royal Mint has issued a collection for the next historic event: the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The ceremony will take place May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Jody Clark from the Royal Mint’s design team created the art for this three-coin issue of commemoratives using photos taken of the couple during a sitting at Kensington Palace. Clark also created the current effigy of Queen Elizabeth II in 2015, which appears on the obverse of each coin.

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The collection features three coins, all available now.

A Brilliant Uncirculated copper-nickel £5 coin weighs 28.28 grams, measures 38.61 millimeters and retails for £13 from the Royal Mint.

A Proof .925 fine silver £5 coin weighs 28.28 grams, measures 38.61 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 15,000 pieces, priced at £82.50 each.

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A Proof 22-karat gold £5 coin weighs 39.94 grams, measures 38.61 millimeters in diameter, has a mintage limit of 850 pieces and is priced at £1,975.00.

Pricing for the precious metals coins is as found at the Royal Mint website on May 2.

For more information, visit the Royal Mint’s website.

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