Friday, November 23, 2012

The Wedding in Coins and Stamps

The Banque centrale du Luxembourg is giving out a new coin commemorating the wedding of the Hereditary Grand Duke and the new Hereditary Grand Duchess. The picture above is a first drive and apparently not definite yet.

I know that a lot of people were wondering why the Grand Duke can also be seen on the coin. The simple explanation: Because he has to; Luxembourgish law requires that the head of state is visible on all coins.

Additionally, Guillaume and Stephanie will go postal again, another stamp featuring a wedding picture will be issued in a few weeks.


  1. Hello.  Would you happen to know if this coin was ever released?  Could you please let me know if it's possible to purchase this coin from the USA?  I would like to have one for my coin collection.  Thanks for your help.
    Best wishes,

  2. I'm not sure whether it has been released yet. I read at the time when this post was written that had to wait for 2013 as Luxembourg had already issued two commemorative coins in 2012 and each country is only allowed to give out two.

    I will do some research and let you know.

  3. It looks like the coin has been released, I couldn' find a shop that delivers overseas though.