Celebrations | The Royal Mint


Birth and Christening

The tradition of giving gifts at a christening or naming ceremony stretches back centuries. Many people give silver coins to wish the new baby good fortune. 

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Wedding traditions

In many countries across the world, married couples exchange coins as a symbol of their love. In the United Kingdom, the bride’s father would traditionally place a silver sixpence into his daughter’s shoe on the way to the altar. 

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Christmas and coins

Christmas is a time for giving, so it’s no surprise that the link between coins and the festive season has a very long history. You’ll find a range of Christmas gift ideas at The Royal Mint, including the traditional silver sixpence. 

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens wrote five Christmas novels. The best known is A Christmas Carol, which appeared in 1844. Still a firm favourite with readers today, the novel features money and coins as a central theme. 

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