Commemorating A Royal Occasion

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Wedding Season is upon us, the time of year we get invited to watch our loved-up friends and family tie the knot. Whether we’ve already said our nuptials, are engaged or haven’t quite found “the one” yet, we all love a wedding and this year’s Royal Wedding is no exception – Ok, so this one doesn’t fall on a bank holiday weekend, and yes HRH Prince Harry and his Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle aren’t next in line to the throne, but it is exciting, and we love any excuse to celebrate! With the wedding of the year due to take place on the 19th May 2018, we thought we’d use the momentous occasion to link to some of our more Royal and Wedding themed past commissions… 

The Queens 90th Birthday Commemorative Coin – 21st April 2016 

On Thursday 21 April 2016 the Her Royal Highness The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday, having been born that day in Mayfair, London at 2.40am in 1926. At the time of her birth she was third in line of succession to the throne, behind Edward Prince of Wales, later to be King Edward VIII and her father, the Duke of York. Due to remarkable circumstances and the first and only abdication of a British monarch Elizabeth Alexandra Mary became queen in 1952, following the untimely death of her father King George VI. 

The Queen marked the milestone with no less than eight days of celebrations. Events included a four-night long pageant in May, as well as a National Thanks Giving Service, Trooping the Colour and Patrons Lunch, which spanned the weekend of her official birthday celebrations in June 2016. 

To commemorate this once in a lifetime event Medals UK created an attractive Queens 90th Birthday Commemorative Coin featuring the official, Elizabeth II Regina monogram. The weighty anniversary coins were released in gold and silver base metals, measuring 38.61mm, and featuring a bright, minted finish. They were presented in a range of packaging options and were the perfect memento for employees, students and respected clients to mark this most special occasion celebrating the life of Britain’s longest reigning monarch. 

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Commemorative Coin – A year-long celebration in 2012. 

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was a multinational celebration throughout 2012, that marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. Queen Elizabeth is queen regent of 16 sovereign states, known as Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom. The only other time in British history that a monarch celebrated a Diamond Jubilee was in 1897, when Queen Victoria celebrated hers. 

Commemorative events were held throughout the Commonwealth of Nations. Unlike the Queen’s Silver and Golden Jubilees, when the Queen toured most of her realms around the world, Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, toured only the United Kingdom. Other parts of the Commonwealth were toured by her children and grandchildren as her royal representatives. 

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Commemorative Coin was produced by Medals UK in 2012 to commemorate the monarch’s milestone. The custom made silver minted coin is 38mm and has a bright/frosted finish.

Medals UK’s Wedding Commemorative Coin and Just Married Commemorative Coin 

The Wedding Commemorative Coin has been created by Medals UK to celebrate that special day. The 38mm gold and silver coloured, minted Wedding Commemorative Coin comes beautifully packaged in a blue presentation box and makes the perfect gift for friends and loved ones to remember their special day by, and certainly stands out in amongst all the silverware and crockery gifts!  

Similarly we think the Just Married Commemorative Coin makes the perfect wedding favour to give to guests to remind them of your special day and serves a wonderful token of your thanks and love. The 38mm coin by Medals UK is available in gold and silver with a bright minted finish – want something more personalised, perhaps with your names and wedding date on? We can design something custom for you. Get in touch on 01785 665050 for your bespoke quote.

We’d like to wish Harry and Meghan and every couple tying the knot this year the best for their married lives ahead of them – if the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge are anything to go by who knows, maybe Harry and Meghan will provide us with an excuse to talk about our New Life Commemorative Coin in the next year or so too?