The Canadian Mint is coming out with a 22-karat gold coin to commemorate the state visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The shipping of the Canadian commemorative coin will start on July 21.
The wedding celebrations gold coin from the Canadian mint will not just be a piece of art it will be a part of history too. The 2-karat gold coin will have a sapphire colored Swarovski crystal set in it. This sapphire setting is similar to the engagement ring worn by the Duchess.
The 22-karat gold coin has been approved by Queen Elizabeth and Prince William.
Canada is first on the list of the overseas tours the Royal couple will take. The visit is scheduled to take place between June 30 and July 8. This trip is likely to attract a lot of media attention and the wedding celebrations gold coin will be just the thing to remember the fairytale Royal wedding.
Prince William and Kate Middleton met at college in Scotland and have dated through the four years at St Andrews. It was a foregone conclusion that the pair would eventually marry and they did in April, this year. The whole world tuned in to watch making it one of the most watched celebrity events in the recent times.
The 22-karat gold coin has a face value of $200 and the worldwide mintage is limited to 2000 coins. The coin will contain 91.67 per cent gold and 8.33 per cent of silver.
This coin is quite a piece of art by the Canadian Mint and the reverse side of the coin is designed by Laurie McGaw while Susanna Blunt has done the obverse side. The gold coin portrays the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a Tudor rose and maple leaves edging the design.
The Canadian Mint has also had specially designed, maroon colored, clamshell cases to present the wedding celebration gold coin in.