27 Jan 2015
The Royal Mint has revealed when the fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled
To wish you happiness and future success.
After much hard work, the day has finally dawned: they don cap and gown, uniform or Sunday best and celebrate the fruits of their labours.
Graduating is one of life’s biggest milestones and it marks a unique time of pride, success and rite of passage. For the graduate, it is a celebration and acknowledgement of years of hard work. For loved ones, it is a ceremony in which to join with the graduate in celebrating their successes. As with any special occasion, many choose to give a gift to commemorate the event. Giving graduation gifts has become a modern tradition, particularly as a way of rewarding the graduate for their accomplishments. In fact, in some universities and professions, each graduate is even given a graduation coin to symbolise the time and effort ‘spent’ on reaching their goal.
Coins have long been associated with rich symbolism and there is a long history of coins gifts presented at special occasions. As a graduation gift, a coin symbolises good luck for the future and coin gifts are often associated with bestowing good fortune and wealth upon the recipient. In a more practical sense, coin gifts are an ideal way to set up a ‘nest egg’ for the graduate’s future and are a timeless keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.
The Royal Mint has a wide range of graduation gift ideas. You could select a coin representing their studies, for there are many to choose from including arts, science, engineering and history. Or you could opt for a coin minted in their graduation year, to cherish as a reminder of their achievement. Our stunning collections of coins minted to the highest standard are the perfect way to congratulate a graduate on their day of accomplishment.
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