Thursday, May 20, 2010

More New Heraldic Coins

In a May 10, 2010 article in The Local: Sweden's News in English, entitled "Royal wedding stamps and coins to go on sale" (http://www.thelocal.se/26558/20100510/), the Riksbank announces two new coins commemorating the upcoming wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on June 19.

So why am I posting about this here?  Because the reverse sides of the 300 kronor silver coin and 4,000 kronor gold coin (both designed by Ernst Nordin) have the princess' coat of arms as their primary feature. (The small figures to either side of the crown surmounting the coat of arms are butterflies, "representing joy and happiness as well as the couple's future home, Haga Palace.")  And you know I've just got to write about it when I see yet another appropriate use of heraldry today.

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