The royal coin looks for a hundred brides or grooms to receive a lucky silver sixpence, with one more person having the chance to win a massive gold sixpence.
In the UK, a wedding traditionally involves “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” but what is often unknown is that the rhyme ends with “and a silver sixpence in your shoe”.
When the tradition was widely maintained, the bride’s father slipped a sixpence into his daughter’s shoe before walking down the aisle, bringing good luck and symbolizing that he wished his daughter prosperity in her marriage.
Clare Maclennan, Director of Commemorative Coins at The royal coinHe said, “2020 and much of 2021 was an unhappy time for couples seeking life-long marriage commitments. Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel, The Royal Mint is excited to add a symbol of prosperity to the great days of a hundred lucky winners.
“As the original manufacturer of the Sixpence, we have seen the tradition develop. And although it is originally about the bride, we would like to encourage couples to incorporate tradition into their wedding in their own way – after all, everyone needs a little luck after 2020! “
“The quality and timelessness of silver also means that the sixpence heirloom can be passed down through generations to also reflect the ‘somewhat old’ element of rhyme.”
To add extra excitement to newlyweds, one lucky couple has the chance to win a limited edition gold sixpence worth £ 475 – a modern twist on a classically beautiful symbol.
If you want to take part in the raffle, you can visit Royal Mint website and fill out the short entry form with your name, the original wedding date, the postponed date and a short note about why you would like to enter with a chance to win. The full terms and conditions can be found on The Royal Mint’s website.
The Royal Mint has launched a wedding collection with bespoke items. https://www.royalmint.com/gifts/by-occasion/wedding-gifts/ to view the complete collection.
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