. . . And a Sixpence in Her Shoe
bridal and wedding silver sixpence coins dated from
A centuries' old English tradition
states that a bride would have good luck all during her married life if she wore the
following during the wedding ceremony . . .
And a Sixpence in her shoe.
What is a
The sixpence is an English coin that was minted beginning in 1558 and
continued until 1967. Sixpence are no longer minted in England and are becoming rare.
The Tradition of
According to tradition, during the early 1600's the Lord of the Manor
presented a sixpence to the bride as a wedding gift. Toward the end of the
seventeenth century, it became the custom for the bride's parents to give the sixpence as
a dowry gift to the groom
As time went on the custom of using the sixpence as a good luck coin continued into
the 1800's. Today brides throughout the British Isles, the U.S. and other countries
world wide, still place a sixpence in their left shoe for good luck.
should you order from
There are several reasons why it is to your advantage to place
your order for a bridal sixpence with Heritage Collections:
We are an established company and have been
supplying 100% authentic English sixpence to brides for
almost 20 years. Our sixpence are not
reproductions and your satisfaction is guaranteed..
Your sixpence is custom selected for you and you
may choose the coin date you prefer.
Many brides honor their parent's or grandparent's wedding anniversary or birth
Others want a coin dated 100 to 400 years prior to their
own wedding date.
We can get a sixpence to you on short notice,
usually within 3 days. International
shipping is also available for an additional charge.
elegant presentation of the
sixpence as well as our prompt, courteous service has brought
praises from our customers.
For more information, click on the following links:
The Sixpence and its Holder
Price List and Order Form
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