Top 10 Places to find the King Charles III 50p
Since 4.9 million 50ps bearing the first portrait of King Charles III entered circulation last year, collectors have been on the lookout for His Majesty in their change.
We asked you to help us hunt down the first King Charles III 50p by entering your postcode into our map as soon as you found the new 50p. We’ve tracked the coin up and down the country, from Inverness to Penzance, but where in the UK are you most likely to find the King Charles III 50p?
Here are the top 10 places to find Charles in your Change…
10. North Wales (Llandudno)
1.9% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Llandudno (LL) postcodes.
1.9% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Glasgow (G) postcodes.
1.9% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Birmingham (B) postcodes.
2.2% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Oxford (OX) postcodes.
2.2% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Derby (DE) postcodes.
2.5% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Newport (NP) postcodes.
4. Stoke on Trent
2.8% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Stoke on Trent (ST) postcodes.
2.87% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Nottingham (NG) postcodes.
2. Northern Ireland (Belfast)
2.9% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Belfast (BT) postcodes.
1. Newcastle Upon Tyne
3.2% of King Charles III 50ps were found in Newcastle Upon Tyne (NE) postcodes.
Not forgetting London…
An honourable mention goes to Greater London which had 16 entries across 8 postcodes (making up a whopping 5.1% of all KCIII 50ps found).
Do you live in one of these areas? If so, you’re highly likely to come across a King Charles III 50p in your change. You can view the Charles in your Change map in full to check your own area here >>
Make sure you’re using cash where possible to maximise your chances, and who knows, maybe you’ll find other commemorative coins along the way.
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Got 20 in sealed bag from post office in Abertillery np131ex post code
I have seen loads in oban the West coast of Scotland.
Was in my local Post Office today in N. Ireland and when I asked for some bags of 50ps was informed that they couldn’t as they had been told to start returning any Elizabeth 50ps and use Charles coins instead so I got a sealed bag of Charles Memorial 50ps. Anybody else hearing anything similar. Could start to make collecting considerably harder.
Hi Martin, that’s interesting. We haven’t heard of any plans to withdraw QEII coinage, but that’ll definitely make the hunt more challenging.
I found 2 in Grimsby 6 weeks ago
I’ve already got one in my change,I’m from Edinburgh
Have three of king Charles 50p from Thornhill in Southampton
Got mine in local shop in Great Yarmouth
I’ve a sealed bag of £10 I obtained mine from a postoffice in dewsbury West Yorkshire when they 1st came about
Found in Aberdeen the King Charles 111 i 50pence AB24 1XE
Found in Aberdeen the King Charles 111 in AB24 1XE
Got two from change in supper market
how do you add to the map i got mine at the Croydon Post Office in Central Croydon.
Hi Trevor, the collector map is now closed and is not accepting any further entries. But interesting to know you got yours in Croydon, thanks
Found in Stafford
found in preston the king charles 50p in pr5 8bh
I work in a small shop in Oban, and had a few passed over to us pa344yl