When will you find a King Charles III coin in your change?

To commemorate the Life of the Queen, The Royal Mint has today released a new UK 50p and £5 coin. But when will you find a King Charles III coin in your change?

Find the King Charles III 50p in your Change!

It’s been confirmed that 9.6 million King Charles III 50p coins will begin to enter circulation from December.

King Charles III Coin Obverse/Reverse in hand
King Charles III portrait on brand new UK 50p coin.

The coins feature the brand new portrait of King Charles III for the FIRST TIME, making them particularly sought-after with collectors…

2022 UK Life of the Queen 50p

2022 UK Life of the Queen 50p coin. Secure yours in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here >>

This is only the second UK royal 50p, following the sought-after Platinum Jubilee 50p.

The 50p features the 2022 date and the reverse design created for the 1953 coronation crown, by Edgar Fuller and modelled by Cecil Thomas.

WORLD FIRST King Charles III 50p!

And, for the first time ever, we see King Charles III’s effigy on the obverse. This portrait was designed by sculptor Martin Jennings and was personally approved by His Majesty.

The inscription: CHARLES III | D | G | REX | F | D | 50 PENCE surrounds His Majesty’s portrait – facing left in line with tradition.

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2022 UK Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II £5

In addition to the 50p, The Royal Mint has also issued the 2022 UK Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II £5 coin.

£5 coins are traditionally reserved for flagship royal events and anniversaries, t this £5 coin an even more significant issue.

The reverse design, by John Bergdahl and The Royal Mint, features two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. The inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH REGINA’ and the dates ‘1926-2022’ also appear.

You can own this brand-new coin in Brilliant Uncirculated quality. Your coin will come protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging for just £10.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Seeing King Charles III’s effigy on our UK coins for the very first time is a landmark moment in numismatic history.

So, will you be on the hunt to find the King Charles III 50p in your change? Let us know in the comments below.

Own the 2022 UK Life of the Queen 50p alongside the brand new £5 coin

You can own the 2022 UK Her Majesty the Queen 50p and £5 together for JUST £15.98 (+p&p).

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  1. Keith Evans on October 28, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    If it is being released into general circulation in December, then why do your regular customers have wait until January 2023 for their pre-ordered coin, as per your last email.

    • Alexandra on November 1, 2022 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Keith,

      We weren’t expecting Brilliant Uncirculated coins to be available from The Royal Mint until then. However, we have begun despatching these coins and will continue to when we receive more updates from The Royal Mint.

      Best regards,

  2. Bob Richards on October 7, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Do you have a date for the Royal Mint to release the new CIIIR coins yet?

    • Alexandra on October 18, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      We don’t have confirmed dates yet. We’ll keep Change Checkers posted as soon as we hear any further information.


  3. Mr Barry Stevenson on October 4, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    When will it appear on change checker

  4. cp on October 3, 2022 at 11:04 am

    It’s good to have new coins in circulation, but I hope we don’t see the 50p till next year. A Monarch’s circulating coins should never have the same date as the previous Monarch.

    • FRED HOGG on October 7, 2022 at 2:21 pm

      Why ???

  5. Shaun on October 3, 2022 at 9:59 am

    They say it will enter circulation? We are still waiting for the Pride 50p to enter circulation.