2023 King Charles III coins announced – upcoming 50p, £2, and £5s…

We’ve been keeping an eye on the latest Royal Proclamations and excitingly, these 2023 dated King Charles III 50p, £2, and £5 coins have been announced…

2023 King Charles III Coins
2023 King Charles III Coins

Upcoming 2023 King Charles III Coins

Star Wars™ 50ps

The first UK Star Wars™ 50p was released in July and featured the lovable droid duo R2-D2™ and C-3PO™ inside the Millennium Falcon.

The designs of the other 3 coins in the series have also been revealed and we can expect these to be released later this year and into 2024.

The remaining Star Wars™ 50ps will feature Darth Vader™ & Emperor Palpatine™, Luke Skywalker™ & Princess Leia™ and Han Solo™ & Chewbacca™.

J. R. R. Tolkien £2

J. R. R. Tolkien’s monogram.

2023 marks 50 years since the death of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author, J. R. R. Tolkien.

To commemorate his work and achievements, a new £2 coin will be issued, featuring his famous monogram on the reverse design.

The reverse will also bear the inscription “1892 JRR TOLKIEN 1973 WRITER · POET · SCHOLAR”.

The edge inscription will read, “NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST” – a quote from The Fellowship of the Ring.

King Charles III 75th Birthday £5

King Charles III will celebrate his 75th birthday in 2023 – just 6 months after he was crowned King.

To commemorate his birthday, a brand-new £5 coin will be issued.

The reverse will feature a floral arrangement surrounding His Royal Cypher, the number 75 and the inscription, “HIS MAJESTY KING CHARLES III 1948 2023”.

King Charles III. Pictured as Prince of Wales.

Will the 2023 King Charles III coins enter circulation?

Whilst we’ll have to wait until the individual issues of these coins to know for certain, this is what we’ve been told so far:

  • A new circulating £1 coin design was confirmed for 2023. Find out more here >>
  • Up to 9.6 million King Charles III 50p coins are reserved for circulation, with an initial 4.9 million already out there. Find out more here >>
  • A £2 coin entered circulation in 2021, indicating demand for this denomination has returned. Could we see a £2 coin enter circulation bearing the portrait of King Charles III? Time will tell…

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  1. Mike colfer on December 29, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Got ten sealed bags of the new king Charles 50p today from post office

  2. David Miller on December 20, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    I have just found a £2 Shakespeare tragedies coin in my Change with the wrong wording around the edge of the coin,it has for king and country which belong on the first world war Army coin. Just wondering if you have any idea how much it might be worth
    Regards David

  3. A.Harris on December 18, 2022 at 8:20 am

    I have now found Charles 111 50pence. Could someone please explain why they are not dated 2022. Poor quality though, looks very rushed! Thanks in advance.

    • Alexandra on December 21, 2022 at 9:20 am

      Hi Amy,

      The date appears on the reverse underneath the design.


  4. Phillip Finney on December 16, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Had a few new fifty Pence coin from my locdd as l post office

  5. William Jamison on December 16, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Picked up two King Charles coins yesterday at the Post office. Very nice.