Wands at the ready, the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is coming soon!

The witching hour is nearly upon us and something big is brewing… the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is set to be issued on Thursday 20th October, at 9am.

And, The Royal Mint have revealed the design of this brand-new coin!

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UK Harry Potter 50p coin reverse.
Showing Harry Potter's side profile, lenticular feature that shows '25' and a lightning bolt. 
Inscription reads: 'Harry Potter' and '25 Years of Magic'
Set against a misty dark purple background with gold stars around.
Reverse design of the 2022 UK Harry Potter 50p
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The best news is that this will kick-start a magical collection of 50p coins, all celebrating 25 years since the publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Whilst exact designs of the other coins are still locked in the Chamber of Secrets‘, the latest proclamation has revealed that we can expect the following to feature in the collection:

  • A depiction of the Hogwarts Express and the figure of Harry Potter with the inscription, ‘Hogwarts Express 25 Years of Magic’
  • A depiction of Albus Dumbledore and the inscription, ‘Albus Dumbledore 25 Years of Magic’
  • A depiction of Hogwarts School and the inscription, ‘Hogwarts 25 Years of Magic’

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in 1997, and has since gone on to be one of the world’s most popular books of all time.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the Harry Potter 50p design!


  1. Frances on August 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Will these be going into circulation, do you know yet?

    • Alexandra on August 11, 2022 at 4:24 pm

      We’re not sure yet but will keep you posted as and when we hear more!

  2. Mike on August 11, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Hurry up and release

  3. John on August 10, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Are they distributed by the terratories or the royal mint
    I only want royal mint

    • Alexandra on August 11, 2022 at 9:42 am

      Hi John,

      This will be a Royal Mint issue.

      Best regards,

  4. Rozmin Osman on August 10, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    I wanted to Knw which coins are coming into circulation pls , £2 , 50 pence .
    I want to start having a look at my change .

  5. Garry Williams on August 10, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Looks amazing coin