Like many of life’s significant milestones, celebrations such as weddings are often subject to a wide range of traditions and customs.
A Treasured British Tradition
For centuries, metals have been used to symbolise the bond of matrimony, originating with copper and iron wedding rings to the more modern offerings that include valuable and sought-after precious metals such as gold and silver.
As times changed, new traditions emerged but the intertwining of precious metals was still apparent and in Victorian England, there was a surge of brides receiving a sixpence for their wedding day. As is typically the case with traditions, there is a deeper meaning behind this age-old custom. Many of us will be aware of the verse ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ in reference to what the bride traditionally wears for good luck. However, what is less well known is that the rhyme ends with the additional line ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ For many years, the father of the bride would slip a sixpence into his daughter’s shoe before she walked down the aisle. In addition to bringing good luck, the sixpence is also said to symbolise that the father wished his daughter prosperity in her marriage.
A Traditional Gift for Contemporary Times
Established more than 1,100 years ago, we have a history like no other and we have been skilfully perfecting our craft for centuries. Offering popular gifts that can be coveted as treasured keepsakes, many coins from The Royal Mint symbolise luck, health and good fortune for the happy couple’s future.
Whilst times have changed and traditions continue to evolve, a contemporary take on an age-old tradition is still associated with weddings today. We have brought together centuries of experience and craftsmanship to produce a collection honouring these traditions that includes new and exciting gifts. With a history like no other, our 2024 wedding collection can help you commemorate a special occasion this year. Featuring year-dated sixpences, gold bullion bars, wedding journals and so much more, our wedding collection features the perfect gift to help give a milestone moment that extra-special touch.
Coins from The Royal Mint have marked many significant historical and life events throughout the centuries. Embrace a cherished tradition by marking one of the happiest moments in life.
For more than a thousand years, we have struck the coins of British monarchs, beginning with Alfred the Great and leading up to the present with His Majesty King Charles III.
During this time, we have carefully perfected our craft, developing the most visually secure bullion coin in the world, as well as celebrating anniversaries and achievements, and producing coins for many countries across the world. But, most importantly, we have helped many people mark and celebrate incredible milestones that have enriched their lives.
Life’s biggest moments deserve to be commemorated with extraordinary gifts. Our wedding collection features pieces made with craftsmanship perfected over a millennium to create magical mementos that can be cherished for a lifetime.
The Wedding and Baby Collection
For centuries, coins have been used to mark and celebrate remarkable moments in time, whether that be moments in world history or more personal occasions. Our wedding and baby collection contains the perfect gift, whatever the occasion.