Meghan Markle had better not get cold feet, because her upcoming royal wedding to Prince Harry is all but set in stone. Okay, not stone, but metal. The Royal Mint has released a shiny new coin celebrating the upcoming Royal nuptials, but don’t expect it to wind up in your coffee change like a Canadian poppy quarter.
The Royal coin features an image of Meghan and Harry gazing lovingly at each other, with the date of their wedding inscribed around the outside, and a modern portrait of the Queen on the flipside. It’s cute and romantic in a that creepy coin-face way.
The technical value of the coins is £5 (around $9) apiece, and you can pre-order one of the basic “uncirculated” editions for £13.00 ($23), but if you want one of the limited, special edition pieces, it’ll cost you more than that. There are just 850 editions of this top-of-the-line Royal Wedding gold-proof coin, which runs a cool £1,980.00 ($3,460).
There’s also a £155.00 ($270) silver piedfort coin and an £82.50 silver proof coin, both of which are also available with limited supplies and likely won’t stay in stock for long.
Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark was allowed a private sitting with the couple earlier this year at Kensington Palace following their official engagement photo session.
“The setting of their meeting was relaxed and informal, which is reflected in the portrait of the couple,” the Royal Mint said in a statement. “The pair can be seen looking lovingly into each other’s eyes and highlights the easy familiarity and connection between the royal duo.”
The Royal Duo! How adorable is that!?
The Royal Mint also released a clip that shows the high-level process of how a photograph is transformed into a coin for the world to covet.
“It has been an honour for the Royal Mint to work closely with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to create the authentic royal wedding coin celebrating this most British of celebrations,” Anne Jessopp, the Royal Mint’s chief executive, said in a statement.
While this will be Meghan’s first time seeing her face on money, Prince Harry has been around this block before. He is, after all, a prince. On his 21st birthday in 2005, the now 33-year-old groom had a celebratory coin created by the Royal Mint to mark the special occasion.
If you’re interested in owning a piece of history, head on over to royalmint.com for more information. And if you do buy the limited-edition coin, just make sure it doesn’t accidentally end up in your change cup — that’s one $3,500 mistake no one wants to make.