Was your wedding affected by Covid? Enter to WIN a lucky sixpence from The Royal Mint

26 Aug 2021

The Royal Mint will be gifting 100 lucky couples with a silver sixpence and one extra lucky couple will win a gold sixpence, worth £475

According to Bridebook, 64% of weddings were potentially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic through postponement, cancellations or travel restrictions. In response to these findings, The Royal Mint has announced a competition to gift 101 couples with a lucky sixpence - in-keeping with the age-old tradition of 'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe'.

This comes as research discovered that 38% of Brits are unable to finish the well-known rhyme with 'a silver sixpence in her shoe', a tradition that saw the father of the bride slip a sixpence into his daughter’s shoe before she walked down the aisle - a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

The Royal Mint is inviting all couples who had their 2020 weddings cancelled or postponed by the pandemic to enter the competition which will see them be in with a chance of winning a silver sixpence, or for one couple - a solid gold sixpence.

Entrants must fill out a short form on The Royal Mint website, detailing how their wedding was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and explain why they’d love to win the coin.

Expanding on its existing gift range, The Royal Mint has also recently launched a wedding collection with bespoke gift items. Click here to view the full collection.

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