The FIRST crowned coin portrait of King Charles III has JUST been revealed as a special effigy for the UK’s coronation coin range.
The coins will be available from 9am on 24.04.2023 on Westminster Collection’s website but you’ll need to get ahead of the crowd if you want to add them to your collection…
Below, I explain why these 50p and £5 coins are sure to become some of the most sought-after EVER…
First King Charles Crowned Portrait
In a unique collecting opportunity, the UK Coronation coins feature the very first crowned portrait of His Majesty.
King Charles III’s uncrowned portrait has been used on recent UK coins, stamps, and banknotes – maintaining a tradition for male monarchs which dates back centuries.
So, what does this mean for the unusual inclusion of a crowned portrait on the coronation coin range?
These coins will be truly unique; they could be some of the only coins ever issued to feature His Majesty wearing a crown.
UK Coronation Coin Designs
As well as the obverse design, we’ve got a first look at the reverse design of the Coronation 50p and £5 coins.
The Coronation 50p is truly the first of its kind. Never before has the UK seen a Coronation 50p.
The brand new reverse shows a section of Westminster Abbey, where His Majesty will be crowned on the 6th May 2023.
This is set against the Royal Cypher, featuring the same crown that His Majesty can be seen wearing on the obverse design.
The £5 coin shows a depiction of the St Edward’s Crown accompanied by the sovereign’s sceptre with dove and the sovereign’s sceptre with cross.
It also features the inscription, “THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6 MAY 2023”.
50p to enter circulation!
And, the best news is that 5 million 50ps will enter circulation later this year, featuring the original, uncrowned effigy by Martin Jennings.
This follows the five million memorial 50ps that have already entered circulation – the very first 50p to feature King Charles III’s portrait.
A great collecting story
These coins have all the hallmarks of a great collecting story so they’re sure to be snapped up quickly by collectors.
Just think back to last year’s Platinum Jubilee record sell-out. All limited edition specifications of the 50p and £5 sold out in less than 24 hours!
You’ll need to get ahead of the crowd if you’re wanting to secure these coins for your collection when they’re issued.
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