By The Royal Mint ……
On 27 November 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle announced their engagement, delighting well-wishers around the world.
The Royal Mint is to mark the announcement of this, the next Windsor wedding, with a keepsake to mark the occasion, The House of Windsor 2017 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin. The marriage ceremony is to take place next spring at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
- Denomination: £5
- Metal: Cupro-nickel
- Weight: 28.28g
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Reverse Designer: Timothy Noad
- Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
- Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
Timothy Noad has worked extensively in the fields of calligraphy and heraldry and is a Herald Painter at HM College of Arms in London. He specializes in work on vellum, using traditional gilding and painting techniques. His previous designs for The Royal Mint have included a Sovereign for The Queen’s Golden Jubilee and a series of £1 coin designs based on the floral emblems of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Since joining The Royal Mint, coin designer Jody Clark has worked on many notable projects. He created the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen that was introduced in 2015. He also created designs for the medals struck to celebrate the 2014 Ryder Cup and the NATO Summit, and his contemporary interpretation of Britannia featured on the 2014 edition of the Britannia coin.
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