Commemorative royal wedding coin features crystals, maple leaves

OTTAWA — A commemorative coin for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be adorned with crystals and Canadian maple leaves.

The Royal Canadian Mint has revealed a 99.99 per cent pure silver keepsake to celebrate the May 19 nuptials at Windsor Castle.

It features an engraved portrait based on one of the couple’s engagement photos and has a face value of $20.

The coin is edged in maple leaves, English roses and shells from Prince Harry’s coat of arms. It also features three Swarovski crystals to represent Markle’s three-stone engagement ring.

It costs $104.95 and can be ordered from the mint’s online store at www.mint.ca and by phone at 1-800-267-1871.

The mint says they will also soon be available at its stores in Ottawa and Winnipeg, at some Canada Post outlets and through its network of dealers and distributors.

The commemorative design is by Joel Kimmel of Westport, Ont. The other side features an effigy of the Queen by Vancouver artist Susanna Blunt.

The Canadian Press

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