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Nostalgic minted lucky Vintage Silver Sixpence Keepsake Gift for a Bride – a King George VI minted Silver Sixpence, Traditional 18th Century Victorian Bridal Poem and 2-Piece Handmade Decoupage Gift Box with blue silk satin ribbon. Presented in a silk organza gift pouch.
Meaning: The tradition of placing a Sixpence coin in the bride’s left shoe dates back to Victorian times, and is said to guarantee the couple health, fertility, happiness, wealth and wedded bliss. During the 1600’s it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to give his bride a piece of silver as a wedding gift. This was symbolically represented by a sixpence coin. It later became a tradition to include a sixpence in the dowry that was given by the bride’s family to the groom. The tradition of the sixpence continues today.
Sixpence: King George VI Silver Sixpence. Minted between 1947 and 1951
Victorian Verse: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in her Shoe”. Verse can be personalized with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date – or a message of your choice.
Complimentary Gift: A solid bronze ‘Key To My Heart’ vintage key necklace . A 16 inch antique bronze chain, beautifully wrapped and gift boxed. Key: 2.9cm x 1.0cm.