Most of us would be familiar with the traditional wedding day rhyme signifying what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck.
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue.
Often forgotten is the last line, which says:
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
The practice of placing a sixpence in a bride’s shoe began in Britain. Sixpences were first made in the 1550s, meaning the tradition is possibly hundreds of years old.
Customarily put in the bride’s left shoe by her father, the sixpence was said to bring good fortune and prosperity to the newlyweds.
Made from 1oz of pure silver and issued as Australian legal tender, The Perth Mint’s 2015 Wedding coin is a perfect gift reflecting this wonderful tradition.
But it doesn’t have to be placed in the bride’s shoe! This beautiful coin comes in a white display box featuring a stunning heart-shaped crystal on the lid, making it suitable for any wedding guest to give to the lucky bride.