The Coronation countdown has begun, as The Royal Mint reveal an incredible range of new UK coins to celebrate the event.
The star of the show is undeniably the 50p coin – the UK’s FIRST Coronation 50p.
But, what’s really got Change Checkers talking is the exciting news that this coin is set to enter circulation this year!
5 million coins will be released later in 2023 and you can bet that collectors will be on the hunt to track this one down in their change.
Commemorating a once-in-a-lifetime royal event, the likes of which we haven’t seen for 70 years, this coin is set to be one of the most significant issues in our collections.
UK’s FIRST Coronation 50p
The last time the UK celebrated a Coronation The Royal Mint issued a Crown coin.
As you can imagine, 70 years on, the 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown remains incredibly sought-after and you can bet that the King Charles III Coronation 50p will likewise see increased demand in years to come.
Spot the Difference!
Eagle eyed collectors out there will notice that the Coronation 50p entering circulation is in fact different to the collector version available to purchase on the 24th April…
That’s because a special obverse has been created on the collector edition coins – only seen on this Coronation range!
The collector version of the coin features a crowned portrait of the King.
Wearing the Tudor crown (as shown on His Majesty’s royal cypher), this breaks from the tradition of male monarchs appearing uncrowned on our coinage and sets the coins apart from the standard King Charles coins where he is shown without a crown.
Charles in your Change
These aren’t the first King Charles coins collectors can find in their change.
In fact, almost 5 million 50ps were released into circulation last year bearing the King’s effigy on the obverse.
Change Checkers have been on the hunt to track down this coin and kickstart their King Charles III collection.
Now, with the news of the Coronation 50p set to enter circulation, we can look forward to expanding our collections with this significant new issue.
But, with just 5 million set to be released, only 7% of the UK population will be lucky enough to get their hands on one from their change…
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