The Royal Mint were amongst those commemorating Charles and Lady Diana’s global event.
They struck almost 27 million copper-nickel, and sterling silver proof, Royal Wedding Commemorative Crown coins. The Lady Diana and Prince Charles Wedding coin shows the married couple on the reverse, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. This makes it very special, being the only UK coin to feature three portraits.
Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten Windsor, the 21st Prince of Wales, was born on the 14th November 1948. He was educated at Cheam in Berkshire, Gordonstoun in Scotland, Geelong in Australia, Trinity College Cambridge, and the University of Wales in Aberystwyth.
On the 1st July 1969, at Caernarfon Castle, Her Majesty the Queen invested Prince Charles as Prince of Wales and the Earl of Chester.
Lady Diana Spencer
Lady Diana Spencer was born on the 1st July 1961, and christened at Sandringham. She spent her childhood at Park House on the Royal Estate which is only a short distance from Sandringham House.
She was the daughter of the eighth Earl Spencer whose line can be traced to medieval times. Lady Diana was educated at Riddlesworth Hall, Norfolk, and West Heath in Kent. The Spencer family home is in Althorp, Northamptonshire.
The second (decimal) portrait of the Queen facing right, designed by Arnold Machin.
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Conjoined profile portraits of Charles & Diana, facing left, in an informal and contemporary portrayal, designed by Philip Nathan, a former Royal Mint engrave