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Wedding of William and Catherine Subject of Multiple Coin Issues
April 21, 2011

April 29th will be the wedding day of William of Wales heir to the British throne and Catherine Middleton.

William has been a subject on coins for many years, many of which are associated with events of his mother, the late Princess Diana.

In his own right, he was on coins from several commonwealth countries honoring his 21st Birthday.

However, with his engagement last fall, several counties quickly issued engagementment commemoratives, and now with the spring wedding, many more are releasing wedding commemoratives.

Some of the countries with wedding commemoratives included (not an exhaustive list) Australia, Canada, Great Britian, Falkland Islands and the British India Ocean Territories. Several are issued in multiple metals, or with selective gilting.

I find great pagentry in the Royal events, and look forward to seeing some great images of uniform, vestments and carriages.

I was pleased to see that many of the coins look better than the quickly issued engagement issues, too!


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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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