20 Aug 2014
Supporting the centuries-old tradition of giving zodiac coins at the Lunar New Year
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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