Silver fit for a bride

The Royal Mint’s Lucky Silver Sixpence 


If you're looking for an unique wedding gift then why not offer silver to the bride as a token of luck which is a long-standing tradition that no wedding should be without.

We all know the traditional wedding rhyme telling brides to wear or carry "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", but giving the bride a silver sixpence was integral to the original poem.

Traditionally, the father of the bride would place this in her left shoe to symbolise him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.

The full text of the verse is: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’, but the original rhyme also continued ‘…and a silver sixpence in your shoe’.



The Royal Mint think it’s a tradition that no bride should be without, so they've bought out beautiful sets with authentic silver sixpences struck between 1920 and 1946. They make a thoughtful present which any bride can keep and maybe start a family tradition.

As no bride should go down the aisle without this silver sixpence, The Royal Mint has a limited number of authentic silver coins which were struck by The Royal Mint between 1920 and 1946 when it was located at Tower Hill in London.

So, they have selected the finest of those that have survived to the present day, and each one has been fully authenticated.

Beautifully presented in a bridal-white gift box, it comes with a booklet which can be personalised with your own greetings.

The wedding silver sixpence is available to buy for £30 from

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