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Last Updated: Friday December 24 2010 11:52 GMT

New Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement coin

The front and back faces of a new coin celebrating the engagement of Kate Middleton and Prince William

A new coin celebrating the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton has been unveiled.

The five pound coin comes in gold or silver and is made by the Royal Mint, the people who make the UK's money.

Some people are saying the couple's image doesn't look much like them, especially that of Kate Middleton.

But the Royal Mint says the Queen and Prince William approved the design and engravers used photos of the couple to produce the coin.

New coin celebrating the engagement of Kate Middleton and Prince William  in display box
The coin has Queen on one side and Prince William and Kate Middleton on the other.

The coin's the latest official merchandise to celebrate the royal wedding.

Even though it's a five pound coin, the cheapest version costs £9.99 to buy. There's even a real gold version if anyone fancies it - costing a whopping £1,550!