On November 27th 2017 His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales announced his engagement to the American actress Meghan Markle after a whirlwind trans-Atlantic romance.  

Given the international publicity surrounding the news, The London Mint Office is honoured to present you with an exclusive opportunity to own the world's  first legal tender coin struck to mark this momentous occasion. 

The 2017 Royal Engagement Silver Piedfort Gibraltar £1 coin is currently the only legal tender that has been struck specifically to commemorate the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  As such, it is also the only numismatic tribute to have been officially approved by Buckingham Palace.

The coin has an extremely low mintage to ensure that it will be highly collectible. Consequently, today’s invitation to secure one for yourself has been extended only to our most discerning customers. Only 200 coins have been struck and these will be allocated strictly on a first come first served basis.  

Struck in Sterling Silver to the highest Proof quality finish, the 2017 Royal Engagement Silver Piedfort Gibraltar £1 coin has double the silver content of a regular commemorative. Piedfort coins are highly prized by discerning collectors for their extra weight and thickness which makes them a popular choice when celebrating important announcements like this. 

The coin’s design is emblazoned with Prince Harry's monogrammed 'H' and features the Royal crown with a beautiful bough of peonies – Meghan's favourite flowers and also a symbol of wealth and romance.

The coin is also inscribed with the couple's names, the date of their engagement announcement and the phrase "A New Chapter", which is how they have described the adventure that lies before them.

The coin's obverse features Raphael Maklouf's stunning 2016 portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, who has taken the unprecedented  step of inviting her future granddaughter-in-law to spend Christmas Day with her before she becomes a member of the Royal family on May 19th.     

As people around the world celebrate the joyful news, please join me in wishing the couple a lifetime of happiness as they begin their new chapter together.

Specifications
Metal:
Silver
Weight:
19g
Diameter:
22.50mm
Issuing Authority:
Government of Gibraltar
Denomination:
One Pound
Year of issue:
2017
Issue Limit:
200
Quality:
Proof