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NZ Post produces new royal wedding stamp and coin

Royal Family 23/05/2018

New Zealand Post has released its official royal wedding stamps and coin.

Like the rest of the world, they had to wait until late in the night to see the secretive dress before adding it to the stamps and coin, ready for Sunday morning (local time).

New Zealand Post head of stamps Simon Allison said working a royal wedding is enjoyable, but far from simple.

The official silver coin. Photo credit: NZ Post.

"We know there's huge interest in this couple both in the UK and in New Zealand," he explained.

"So we wanted to make this stamp available to the New Zealand public as quickly as possible. And that's no easy task."

Both the coin and the stamps were designed by artist Dave Burke and inspired by New Zealand imagery, with a koru heart surrounding the couple, representing their unfurling future.

The $1 silver royal coin will set buyers back $149, while a book of stamps is $19.90.

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One of the royal stamps. Photo credit: NZ Post