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 authentic silver sixpences struck between 1920 and 1946 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.
Our silver sixpences are dated between 1920 and 1946, and come in a handsome gift box. (1922 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.