The wisest among us know never to tempt fate nor trifle with tradition. So on a wedding day, we’re certain to be sure that the bride carries something old (to honor her family and past), something new (for her new life ahead), something borrowed (from another bride for the same happiness), something blue (for fidelity and love)… and a tuppence for her shoe (for future prosperity). By Irish tradition, the tuppence is taped to the sole of the bride’s left shoe or sewn into the hem of her wedding dress. The tuppence, also known as a Two Pence or 2P, is a rare coin. It was minted only 16 times between 1971 and 2000. It is no longer in circulation and therefore, it will, most likely, continue to increase in value. After many years in circulation, all our coins have the expected amount of scrapes, scratches and weather marks but none are bent or badly dinged. No coin has been cut, pierced, drilled, machined or altered in any way which might diminish its current or future value. Each coin has been (gently) hand cleaned and lightly polished. As a result, each coin has an ‘aged’ luster which nicely highlights the original 1971 Gabrial Hayes ‘bird’ design on the reverse side of the coin and the Celtic harp on the observe side. We deliver your two pence coin in a beautiful little (2″ X 2 1/2″) velvet coin pouch and very nice (3″ X 3″ X 1″) white gift box. (See photo.) NOTE: If you don’t need the gift box and velvet pouch and would rather have a second bonus coin FREE plus save more than $5.00, go to our listing: IRISH 2P TWO PENCE TWO PENNY… The Two Pence coin is an authentic, unique and memorable keepsake or gift, particularly for the wedding of anyone with even a little bit of Irish ancestry or interest. And just so you know, with every 2P, we also send along our best wishes and a bit of everlasting Irish luck for the new couple. (Me and the missus celebrate our 49th this year – Lord help us!) Slainte to all.
- Traditional Irish Bride’s Good Luck Coin
- Rare – No Longer Minted Or In Circulation
- Delivered In Its Own Velvet Coin Pouch & Gift Box
- Vintage Collectible Coin Likely To Increase In Value