Since news of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton became public, at least three mints are preparing to create their own commeorative engagement coins in honor of the royal couple. The Royal Australian Mint, and two UK Mints, the Royal Mint and the Pobjoy Mint, all plan to mint special edition coins.
First to be unveiled are the cupro nickel and sterling silver coins issued by the Pobjoy Mint. They depict the Royal Family's home, Buckingham Palace, along with the mark "W&K."
Although not completed, the Royal Mint confirms its intention to produce a £5 Alderny coin in honor of the newly engaged couple. According to the Royal Mint, production for the two coins is already under way.
The Royal Australian Mint said in an official announcement that it welcomed "the honor and responsibility to produce the official Australian coin celebrating the engagement of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton." Design and release date will be forthcoming.
The couple is set to wed on April 29, 2011.