Published on August 18th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Win a Wedding Coin Gift
The summer wedding season is now in full swing. So, here is your chance to win a unique gift for the happy couple in your life in our new competition.
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… and a sixpence in her shoe”. Yes, wedding days are steeped in tradition and customs.
The gift of silver and coins has long been associated with weddings. Silver, is thought to bring purity, longevity and strength. Meanwhile the tradition of hiding a sixpence in the bride’s left shoe is a long established British custom.
Although it is probably slightly uncomfortable to walk with a coin in your shoe, the sixpence is thought to bless the marriage with wealth and prosperity. It is thought that this sixpence tradition originates in the 17th century. Back then, the sixpence was part of the dowry gift to the groom.
As the years went on, the sixpence become more of a good luck charm. Today, a silver sixpence or other silver coin is often inserted into the popped champagne cork and given to the bride and groom as a good luck memento.
Unique Coin Gifting at the Post Office Shop
The Post Office Shop is your one stop shop for unique gifts, particularly for weddings and other special family occasions such as births and anniversaries. If you are looking for an extra special gift for a loved one, the Royal Mint Gifting Range is a great place to start which includes this Vintage Silver Sixpence.
Win a Coin Gift for Newlyweds
Coins have long been thought to bring luck and prosperity on a wedding day. Therefore, in our latest competition, we are giving away a selection of wonderful coin keepsakes for newlyweds to treasure.
One lucky winner will receive this stunning To Keep and to Spend Wedding Gift Wallet which includes a vintage lucky six pence issued between 1920 and 1945. They will also receive The Wedding Lucky Penny Photo Frame which includes a lucky silver penny mounted in an elegant picture frame. There is a space within the frame for the happy couple to mount a photograph of themselves on their special day. This prize has a retail value of £80.00 Inc. VAT.
2 runners up will receive The Wedding Coins Gift Pack with a retail value of £30.00 Inc. VAT. This set contains the full set of circulating coins and can be given as memento on the big day or as a wedding anniversary gift.
Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and you’ll be automatically entered into our sweepstake.
The closing date for this competition is midnight Sunday 3rd September 2017. The lucky winner and two runners up will be selected at random and notified by email on Monday 4th September.
Best of luck everyone!