Britain issues coin on William-Kate`s engagement
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 19:19
London: Britain has released the first commemorative coin to mark the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

The coin is available in solid gold for 1,550 pounds while the sterling silver plated in gold version will be sold for 85 pounds. The silver coin is available for 55.50 pounds.

The five-pound coin released by the Royal Mint has an engraving of the prince and his fiancee. The engraving is based on a photograph of the couple taken at a polo match a few years ago and the design was approved by Prince William and his mother, the Queen.

The couple, both 28, got engaged while on holiday in Kenya in October. They are set to marry on April 29 at Westminster Abbey.

But Middleton's face is perhaps unlikely to be praised by critics for faithfully reflecting her beauty, The Telegraph reported.

A spokesman for Clarence House refused to comment on the accuracy of the reproduction of the couple's features.

Last week, the official crockery released to mark the occasion was described as "lazy and insipid" by one critic.


First Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 19:19

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