Keeping a keen eye on all the collector’s items celebrating Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding? Canadian fans of the Royal Family and coin collectors alike are in for a treat – the country’s official commemorative wedding coin is finally here.
Front and centre on the Canadian silver coin is a stunning engraved portrait of Meghan and Harry taken from their official engagement photos. Adorned with crystals and Canadian maple leaves, the Royal Canadian Mint revealed that the special item is 99.99 per cent pure silver and has a value of $20. But be prepared to shell out a pretty penny for this piece of royal wedding history, which can be ordered through the mint’s online store for a whopping $104.95.
In addition to the Canadian elements on the coin, English roses and shells from the 34-year-old prince’s coat of arms adorn the rim. It also boasts three Swarovski crystals, an homage to the Suits alum’s three-stone engagement ring, which features two diamonds from Princess Diana’s own collection. The design was created by Joel Kimmel of Westport, Ontario, while the back portion of the piece features an effigy of the Queen by Vancouver-based artist Susanna Blunt .
And across the pond, there's another royal coin ready to be collected, featuring an engraved photo of one of their recent royal engagements! Available on The Royal Mint website from May 1, the design was created by Jody Clark, the Royal Mint’s coin design team member who created the current effigy of Her Majesty the Queen in 2015. This is the latest royal figure Jody has depicted in his designs.
But compared to the cost of this shiny piece of memorabilia, another keepsake has rocked the royal world with its astonishing price tag – and nineties babies will definitely feel nostalgic over this one. The popular candy dispenser PEZ has released a one-of-a-kind collector set that bears a keen resemblance to the soon-to-be royal couple. Currently, the bidding is at $10,200 Canadian and there is still a full week left to watch the price tag climb. Who would spend that much money? Someone with a big heart, actually. All the proceeds go to towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation , a charitable organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.