Now that an official Prince William and Kate Middleton coin has been issued, let’s just hope the wedding goes through without a hitch. The face value of the coin is five British pounds sterling, which is about $8.12 USD.
The coin was unveiled this past Thursday, and is the latest special issue coin from the Royal Mint. The design of the coin was approved by the bride and groom-to-be before being sent to George Osbourne, the Chancellor, for approval.
Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, gave the final approval of the coin. The other side of the coin has a portrait of the Queen herself.
To commemorate the wedding of William and Kate on April 29, the coin will sell for nearly 10 pounds, ($16 USD).
The coin doesn’t seem to do either one of them justice in the looks department and it seems as though many agree with my assessment. British tabloid the Daily Mail had this to say about Middleton “looks somewhat toothy, while her 28-year-old fiancé has more hair on his head than has been suggested by recent photographs.”
Royal Mint Issues Official Wedding Coin : People.com