Whether you’re looking for a wedding or christening gift, want to wish someone ‘good luck’, or helping someone start a new hobby, a Silver Penny is the perfect answer. It comes beautifully presented in a drawstring pouch and is mounted on a presentation card; with space for your own personal message, this makes a wonderful gift to give to a loved one.
Made from over 3.5g of sterling silver, the Silver Penny has a contemporary design by graphic designer Matthew Dent, featuring a part of the Royal Arms. The obverse shows the acclaimed portrait of The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, which has been used on all legal tender UK coinage since 1998. Like all legal tender, the Silver Penny was designed and made by our master craftsmen here at The Royal Mint, and has the official approval of The Queen.
The Silver Penny is easy to post, so ideal to send to loved ones or friends for any special occasion regardless of where they live. Whoever you buy it for, they are sure to be charmed by this unique and thoughtful gift that will be treasured for many years to come.
The 1p coin forms part of the shield of the Royal Arms, a design spread across the range of UK coinage from the 1p to the 50p and which is shown in its entirety on the definitive £1 coin. Designer Matthew Dent chose the Royal Arms, and in particular a shield of the Royal Arms, as the theme for his innovative range of new designs. As he points out: ‘heraldry has been the basis of coinage design in Britain for hundreds of years’. The Royal Arms are divided into four part; England being represented by the three lions passant guardant in the first and fourth quarters, Scotland by the Scottish lion rampant in the second with the harp of Ireland in the third.
The Silver Penny is a very charming and aesthetically pleasing item, which people of all ages and tastes will cherish as a gift. For a special little boy or girl, you can browse the births and christening gifts page to find gender-specific lucky silver pennies.