Silver sixpence wedding coin Royal Mint

Jangler39

Jangler39

2015-07-06 12:18:26

The majority of people would be familiar with the traditional wedding rhyme 'something old something new etc' but the rhyme used to feature and extra line, which read 'a silver sixpence in your shoe.' It was tradition for the father of the bride to place a silver sixpence in his daughters left shoe to bring her happiness in her marriage. The Royal Mint have now issued a limited number of silver coins struck between 1920 and 1946 and cost a mere £30 a piece.
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