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This £5 coin was issued to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011. The reverse bears the officially approved portraits of the couple and is only the sixth time in history that a double portrait has appeared on British coinage. The designer Mark Richards FRBS was chosen in an invitation only process and describes his depiction of the couple as 'a feeling that pervades all the photographs I have seen of the couple together'. The image is taken from one of their first official engagements together.