This special commemorative release celebrates the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle.
On 27 November 2017, the Office of the Prince of Wales at Clarence House made the official announcement of the engagement: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.”
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used her 2017 Christmas message to officially welcome Ms Markle into the family following the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry one month earlier. On 15 December 2017 the announcement was made that the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Markle would take place on 19 May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The design features an official image of the couple released following their engagement with a representation of Windsor Castle in the background. The inscriptions ‘H.R.H. PRINCE HENRY OF WALES & MS MEGHAN MARKLE’ and ‘19 MAY 2018’, as well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design. The obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and monetary denomination.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Only 5,000 of the 2018 Royal Wedding 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released.
The coin is presented in a presentation box with a timber lid within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Country Of Issue||Australia|