5 Million Coronation 50ps Entering Circulation!

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!

King Charles III Uncrowned Portrait on Circulating Coronation 50p.
UK Coronation 50p entering circulation with uncrowned portrait.

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.

1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown

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!

King Charles III Coronation 50p obverses – crowned and uncrowned.

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.

The 2022 King Charles III 50p - the first to feature His Majesty.
The 2022 UK Memorial 50p featuring King Charles III obverse.

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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  1. Toby. Smith on May 10, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    hi change cheaker iam new to coin collectiing i only started in decemer 2022 after death of her majesty queen elzbeth 2nd

    i was wondering when will the king charles 3rd corrnation 50p with no crown enter circulation

    • Kate on May 11, 2023 at 10:01 am

      Hi Toby, we don’t know yet when the Coronation 50p will enter circulation but we’ll update you as soon as we have any updates.
      Kind regards, Kate

  2. Ket on April 27, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    How many of the collector’s coronation 50p and £5 are there going to be released?

    • Kate Morgan on May 2, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Ket, the brilliant uncirculated specifications of these coins have an unlimited edition limit. However the premium specifications such as silver and gold have smaller edition limits.
      I hope that helps, Kate

  3. Tommy on April 14, 2023 at 7:11 am

    Its interesting that they’ve created UK coins with a portrait of the King wearing the Tudor crown. I was under the impression that it was reserved for colonial coinage in the past, so I didn’t think an image like that wouldn’t be made. The Queen was shown wearing it on the Hong Kong Dollar before we’d switched to decimal coinage. But it is nice to see it repurposed for commemoration, its going to be strange to compare it with former monarchs.

    • Kate Morgan on April 14, 2023 at 9:59 am

      That’s interesting Tommy, it’s definitely something different!
      Best, Kate

  4. Ben on April 13, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    when will the crowned king Charles coins be avalible for purchase on your website?

    • Kate Morgan on April 14, 2023 at 9:57 am

      Hi Ben, these coins will be available to purchase on 24th April 2023.
      I hope that helps!

  5. Julian Berkeley on April 13, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    The special crowned head coins look spectacular! Pleased that at least one of the coronation coins is going into circulation – I’ll look out for that! PS. Why has the Change Checker site not got the Tolkein £2 nor the NHS or Windrush 50p’s listed? Cheers, Team!

    • Alexandra on April 13, 2023 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Julian,

      So pleased that you’re as excited for these coins as we are! They’re fantastic designs.

      The Change Checker App only lists coins that have been individually issued – as soon as these two coins have been issued outside of the Annual Set, they’ll appear on the Web App for you to add to your collection 🙂

      Hope this helps!

      • Bharti on April 14, 2023 at 8:11 am

        Looking forward to laying my hands on the sought after Coronation coin after 70 long years. It looks stunning. I sincerely hope I am lucky enough to get one.

      • Toby. Smith on May 10, 2023 at 6:22 pm

        will these coin enter circulation

        or will thye be differnent but with no crown enter circulation instead