Good luck gifts for the happy day .

. . ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’

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The first Book of Common Prayer, published in 1549, illustrates an old marital tradition - the groom passed over one gold and one silver coin after the exchange of wedding rings. The tradition of giving coins is still widely used as a part of the traditional Catholic and Christian wedding ceremony. Gold Sovereign coins, crowns and silver Britannia coins are a modern and stylish way to continue this exchange today. 

We all know the famous saying ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ but many don’t realise that the final line of the poem is ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe’.
For centuries it was traditional for the bride’s father to slip a silver sixpence coin into his daughter’s left shoe on the way to the altar, in order to bring luck, and wish the happy couple a long and prosperous life together with great wealth and success.
A limited number of historically authentic silver sixpences struck from 1551 are available to buy from Josephine Coins in a variety of grading conditions to suit your price range, if you want to match your accessories accordingly to tradition. Worn circulated sixpences were used and are still sought-after today. These delightful silver sixpences are the perfect wedding gift.
Silver sixpences are not just traditional to weddings. Christmas puddings, christenings and good luck tokens are also traditional events for the giving of silver sixpences. We have available silver charms to add to your sixpence gift to make the purchase even more personalised for the event.
Our silver sixpences are available with various dates.


Fist minted in 1551-1816 (silver), 1816-1920 (92.5% silver), 1920-1946 (50.5% silver), 1947-1970 (cupronickel), 2016- up to date (silver gift purposes 92.5% silver)
Our historic Sixpence prices are available when purchasing your coin.
All sixpences come in a handsome gift box. (1928 coin pictured)


PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to give a special rare highly collectible coin which will not depreciate in value but continues to rise in value as an investment gift, our team of numismatic specialists give advice of elite higher price range collectible coins. Call us today to find out more, or continue browsing our beautiful online catalogue.


Please visit our gift shop to purchase and for further gift ideas for the special day!