People outraged over £5 royal wedding coin that costs a whopping $3,500

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Forget wedding favours because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just blown everyone else’s out of the water by releasing an official royal wedding coin.

The £5 coin, which is probably the only cash you’ll never want to spend, has gone on sale for a whopping $3,500 on The Royal Mint’s website.

However, it’s no ordinary coin, as not only does it feature the most beautiful image of the 36-year-old former actress gazing adoringly at her 33-year-old husband-to-be, but it’s also 22-carat gold.

The Royal Mint has released an official 22-carat gold royal wedding coin, priced at $3,500. Photo: The Royal Mint
However, people aren’t impressed with the price. Photo: Twitter
Others don’t even think it looks like the royal couple at all. Photo: Twitter

According to The Royal Mint website, the picture on the coin is an original portrait by coin designer Jody Clark, who actually photographed the couple at Kensington Palace.

The coin has been approved by the Queen herself at Buckingham Palace and the site claims it ‘captures the relaxed intimacy between the royal couple’.

It’s inscribed with the May 19th date of the royal wedding, and is limited to only 850 editions.

But despite the impressive description, some people online can’t get over the fact that people are willing to pay $3,500 for a £5 coin.


The cheapest coin in the collection will set you back $23. Photo: The Royal Mint
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle and say ‘I do’ on May 19th. Photo: Getty Images

“Nothing says ‘love’s young dream’ quite like an overpriced gold coin from the Royal Mint,” one person said.

While another person commented online saying that the portrait on the coin looks nothing like the royal couple.

“Commemorate the royal wedding with this mass-produced coin depicting a random couple looking lovingly in each other’s eyes. Meghan and Harry, it is not,” the Twitter user said.

If the $3,500 is too much for you to fork out on a single coin, The Royal Mint are also offering three other varieties.

You can snap up the £5 uncirculated coin for $23, the £5 silver proof coin for $150 or the £5 silver piedfort coin for $281.

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