After the limited edition Oyster cards, the royal couple are all set to grace the 5 pound coins. The commemorative coin is created to mark the engagement of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton. The design is based on a photograph taken of the Prince and his fiancee at a polo mach a few years ago.
Kate is shown swooning over her long-time love , who is presented in profile to allude to “his royal status,” said Dave Knight, director of commemorative coins at The Royal Mint. The soon to-be married couple is being commemorated with every other thing adorning the couple’s picture on it.
The design on the coin was approved by the 28-year-old couple and by William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth. No news about how many of these coins will be made.
However, if you have a look at the coin, it seems that the bride-to-be looks much fuller than in real life and has bags under her eyes. This has led to some controversy in the UK. The Royal Mint said that the coin will bear Kate’s full name-Catherine and when asked about the flaw in the design they maintain that,”It is always challenging to engrave profiles and features onto something as small as a coin, particularly the features of young people.”
Their coin is available in four different metals, from cupro-nickel, priced at 9.99 pounds, to a 22-carat gold version costing 1,550 pounds. The royal couple’s heads are ringed by a script that reads: “Celebrating the engagement of William and Catherine”.