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Australia 2018-P Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry Harry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle The American Princess $1 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color P05 P06

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle, the American princesswith this one troy ouncepure silver proof, graced by the famous, full color engagement portrait of the happy couple!

Talisman Coins is honoured to bring you this full color, one troy ounce pure silver proof to celebrate the royal marriage of Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle, the American princess and former star of Suits. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is due to take place on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle in England. The groom, Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family, the House of Windsor. The bride, Meghan Markle, is an American actress.

This low mintage, one troy ounce pure silver proof sports a full color portrait of Harry and Meghan from their official engagement photo, with Windsor Castle in the background! Get this outstanding work of art, a fitting tribute to this regal marriage!
Availability Note - As the Mint will not be striking these coins until after the Royal Wedding, we will not have them available for shipment until June, so Royal Wedding coins will delay other coins on the same order.

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Prince_Harry_Henry_of_Wales_and_American_Princess_Meghan_Markle_Official_December_2017_Engagement_PhotographRoyal Wedding Coins - Extremely Desirable, Extremely Limited Availability!
In 2011, almost 25 million people in the United States watched Prince William marry Kate Middleton on television. Not coincidentally, Royal Wedding coins sold like hotcakes, and mintages were quickly exhausted. Now fast forward to 2018. Estimates for Harry & Meghan's wedding predict far greater viewership - perhaps 40 to 50 million people in the US alone are expected to tune in! That's 1 in every 8 Americans! Global estimates predict 2.4 to 2.5 billion (with a "b") will watch Prince Harry make Meghan Markle his princess. That's 1 in every 3 people on the planet!

It's no wonder Royal Wedding coins are always in short supply. Let the past be your guide. There's only five thousand of these prestigious, full color, pure silver proofs available, not just for the U.S., but for the entire world! Don't miss out, get yours today!

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The Royal Courtship and Engagement
Prince Henry of Wales, known as Prince Harry, is the second son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He and Meghan Markle, an American actress best known for her role in Suits, have been in a relationship since June 2016. The relationship was first acknowledged on 8 November 2016, when an official statement was released from the royal family's communications secretary addressing the "wave of abuse and harassment" directed toward Markle. At first, the British media did not like Harry dating Meghan, but she won them over with her undeniable charm.

On 27 November 2017, the Office of the Prince of Wales at Clarence House made the official announcement of the engagement: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.” Prince Harry personally designed the engagement ring, choosing two small diamonds that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana, to flank a larger center stone.

Their Royal Highnesses, Princes William and Harry of Wales of the House of Windsor, in a their military uniforms. On 15 December 2017 the announcement was made that the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Markle would take place on 19 May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used her 2017 Christmas message to officially welcome Ms. Markle into the royal family, following the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry one month earlier.

After the engagement, Markle began the years-long process of becoming a British citizen. She will retain her U.S. citizenship during the process, but Kensington Palace have indicated that the decision on whether she will retain dual nationality had not yet been made. The couple was invited to celebrate Christmas 2017 with the royal family at the Queen's Sandringham estate. The official engagement photographs were taken by Alexi Lubomirski, a former assistant to Mario Testino, at Frogmore House, and were issued by Kensington Palace on 21 December 2017.

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His Royal Highness, Prince Harry of Wales, in a photographic bust portrait.An Unique Royal Wedding!
Following the engagement, it was announced that the wedding would take place on 19 May 2018 at St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle. The venue was previously the site for the weddings of Prince Harry's uncle, the Earl of Wessex, and his cousin, Peter Phillips, as well as the blessing for the marriage of Harry's father, Charles the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles, Harry's stepmother. Experts expect the wedding to cost around ₤500,000. Fortunately, the royal family have announced that they will pay for the wedding.

Much about this British royal wedding is different from the past and breaks with tradition. Meghan Markle will be only the second American (after Wallace Simpson) and the first person of mixed race or racial heritage to marry into the British royal family. The engagement announcement prompted much comment about the possible social significance of Meghan Markle becoming a proudly mixed-race royal.

Since Harry was fifth in the line of succession to the British throne at the time of his engagement, he had to obtain Queen Elizabeth's permission to marry, under the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which allows the monarch to approve or disapprove marriages of the first six persons in the line of succession. Fortunately, Queen's consent was declared to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom on 14 March 2018.

Although Ms. Markle attended a private Catholic school in her early years, she does not identify as Roman Catholic. On 6 March 2018 she was baptized and confirmed into the Church of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St. James' Palace. Fortunately, the Church of England no longer denies marriage to divorced persons with a living spouse.

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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A full color, official image of the Prince Harry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle, released following their engagement, with Windsor Castle in the background. The legends H.R.H. PRINCE HENRY OF WALES & MS MEGHAN MARKLE and 19 MAY 2018 mark the occasion. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark also appears.

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome solid wood lidded presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full color outer box. An individually numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   3.21 mm
Mintage Limit     5,000
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom
The collective term Crown Jewels refers to the regalia and vestments worn by the sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and at various other state functions. These include the following objects: the crowns, scepters, orbs, swords, rings, spurs, colobium sindonis, dalmatic, armill, and the royal robe or pall, as well as several other objects connected with the ceremony itself.

Scepter with the Cross The oldest set of Crown Jewels, dating from the Anglo-Saxon period, were lost by John of England near the Wash in 1216. A replacement set was made shortly afterwards which was later joined by the addition of Welsh prince Llywelyn's coronet in 1284. This replacement set was stolen from Westminster Abbey in 1303 although most, if not all, were recovered days later from the window of a London jeweler's shop (resulting in dire consequences for the shopkeeper).

Oliver Cromwell melted down most of the original Crown Jewels of his era after the establishment of the Commonwealth in 1649. Upon the Restoration of Charles II, most of the regalia had to be replaced. The only pieces to survive from before the Civil War are three swords and a spoon.

The British Crown Jewels easily constitute the most valuable jewelry collection in existence. The three most impressive pieces are described below; all can be seen in the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II earlier in this presentation.

The Scepter with the Cross was made in 1661, and is so called because it is surmounted by a cross. In 1905, it was redesigned to incorporate the Cullinan I, also known as the Great Star of Africa, which at over 530 carats (106 g) is the largest cut diamond in the world. During the coronation, the monarch bears the Scepter with the Cross in the right hand.

The Sovereign's Orb, a type of globus cruciger, is a hollow golden sphere made in 1661. There is a band of jewels running along the center, and a half-band on the top hemisphere. Surmounting the orb is a jeweled Cross representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith. For a part of the coronation, it is borne in the Sovereign's left hand.

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Of all the Crown Jewels, the most valuable is the Imperial State Crown, featured on this magnificent coin. The Crown is generally worn at the end of a coronation when the new monarch departs from Westminster Abbey and is not traditionally the actual crown used at the moment of coronation. However it was actually worn during the ceremony by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, both of whom complained about the weight of the normally-used crown, St. Edward's Crown.

The Imperial State Crown is of a design similar to St. Edward's Crown; it includes a base of four crosses pattee alternating with four fleurs-de-lis, above which are four half-arches surmounted by a cross. Inside is a deep purple velvet cap with an ermine border. The Crown includes an incredible number of precious gems, including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies!

Among these are several world-famous jewels. The cross atop the Crown is set with a stone known as St. Edward's Sapphire, a sapphire taken from the ring (or possibly coronet) of Edward the Confessor. The Black Prince's Ruby is set on the front cross pattee. Furthermore, the famous Cullinan II Diamond, or Lesser Star of Africa, is set on the front of the Crown.

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The Black Prince's RubyThe Black Prince's Ruby
The Black Prince's Ruby is actually a bead-shaped spinel weighing roughly 170 carats (34 g), that is, the size of a chicken egg! It is one of the oldest of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, with a known history dating back to the middle of the 14th century and having been in the possession of the British kings since it was given in 1367 to its namesake, Edward of Woodstock (the "Black Prince").

What is a spinel? Until fairly modern times, all red gemstones were referred to as "rubies". It was only relatively recently that the rarer spinel has been differentiated from the more common ruby. The two gemstones can be distinguished on the basis of hardness and density - a ruby is slightly harder and denser than a spinel. The two stones can also be told apart by their optical properties: a true ruby is dichroic while a spinel is singly refractive.

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Cullinan DiamondThe Cullinan Diamonds (Stars of Africa)
The original, intact Cullinan Diamond was found by Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company in Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa on June 25 1905. It is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g). The stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the diamond mine.

The stone was bought by the Transvaal government and presented to King Edward VII of Great Britain. However, transport from South Africa to England posed a bit of a problem with regard to security. Well-known detectives from London were placed on a steamer ship that was rumored to carry the stone, but this was a diversionary tactic. The stone on that ship was a fake, meant to attract those who would be interested in stealing it. The actual diamond was in fact sent to England in a plain box via parcel post!

The Cullinan was cut into three large parts by Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam, and eventually into some 11 large gem-quality stones and a number of smaller fragments. The largest polished gem from the stone is named Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, and at 530.20 carats (106.04 g) was the largest polished diamond in the world until the 1985 discovery of the Golden Jubilee diamond (545.67 cts), also from the Premier mine. Cullinan I is now mounted in the head of the Scepter with the Cross. The second largest gem from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, at 317.40 carats (63.48 g), is the third largest polished diamond in the world and is also part of the British crown jewels, as it forms a part of the Imperial State Crown. Both gems are on display at the Tower of London, as parts of the British crown jewels.

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