The commemorative coins that have been designed by a Guelph artist show the Prince and his fiance gazing lovingly into each others eyes. Its a stark contrast to the coin designed by the royal mint of Britain which has been sharply criticised for having featured Miss Middleton in a very unflattering manner. Indeed the official coin from the Royal Mint in the UK hardly bears any resemblance to Miss Middleton.
The coin from the Royal Canadian Mint however is a fantastic piece of work. Two collector coins have been designed – a $20 coin and a 25-cent piece. Embedded into the $20 coin is a sapphire colored crystal which replicates the 18 carat diamond and sapphire ring that was presented by Prince William to Kate.
The $20 silver coin is limited to 25,000 worldwide and will retail for $104.95. The nickel plated 25 cent piece will sell for $25.95.