Upcoming King Charles III Coins! What we know so far…

The collecting community has been abuzz with excitement for new King Charles III coins, especially since the UK’s new circulating coinage set was released in October.

And so I’m delighted to give you all the updates we know so far about future King Charles III commemorative coins to look forward to.

Read on to find out what’s on the horizon from the UK’s latest Royal Proclamations and get ready to add these upcoming coins to your collecting wish list!

Upcoming 50p Releases

80th Anniversary of D-Day

On 12th April 2024, a Royal Proclamation announced a brand new UK 50p coming soon.

The design of this coin and full details haven’t yet been released, but here’s what we do know:

  • For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of soldiers disembarking a landing craft, accompanied by the inscription “D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944 UTAH OMAHA GOLD JUNO SWORD”. The coin shall have a plain edge.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a D-Day themed UK coin, in 1994 a UK 50p was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

1994 UK 50th Anniversary of D-Day Landings 50p
1994 UK 50th Anniversary of D-Day Landings 50p

We also saw a UK £2 issued in 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The coin features arrows pointing across the English Channel to Normandy. Each arrow also has one of the code names used for each of the beaches where Allied troops landed – Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

2019 UK 75th Anniversary of D-Day Landings £2
2019 UK 75th Anniversary of D-Day Landings £

Upcoming £5 Releases

Lunar Year of the Snake

The Lunar Year £5 coins are usually one of the first coins issued bearing the following year’s date. For example, the Lunar Year of the Dragon £5 was issued in September 2023 and was the first 2024 dated UK £5 coin.

The next Lunar Year £5 coin has been announced, and as 2025 will be the Year of the Snake, it’ll feature the snake.

Chinese Zodiac Wheel
Credit: cafeastrology

Here’s what we know so far about this upcoming coin as per the Royal Proclamation released on 13th March 2024:

  • ‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· CHARLES III · D · G ·
    REX · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of a
    snake upon grassy landscape with the inscription “YEAR OF THE SNAKE · ”, the date of
    the year and the Chinese character for a snake. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

Decades of Bond £5 Series

We’re over halfway through the Decades of Bond £5 coin series, with 3 still to be released. Each coin in this series celebrates a decade of James Bond films, with iconic imagery from the movies and the film titles from each era repeated in the background.

So far, we’ve seen the Bond of the 60s coin featuring Little Nellie from You Only Live Twice, the Bond of the 70s coin showing Wet Nellie, the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Bond of the 80s £5 which features the Acrostar ‘Bede’ Jet from Octopussy and the Bond of the 90s £5 depicting the iconic Thames River chase scene from The World is Not Enough.

When you consider the huge popularity of the ‘B’ A-Z 10p which was dedicated to James Bond and the 2020 Bond £5 series, there’s no doubt that this theme is loved within the collecting community.

What do you think will feature on the upcoming Decades of Bond £5 coins?

Upcoming £2 Releases

200 Years of the National Gallery £2

The National Gallery £2 was featured in the 2024 Annual Coin Set, however it is yet to be individually issued. Featuring the iconic façade of the National Gallery building, this £2 celebrates the gallery’s 200th anniversary.

We can expect to see the 2024 National Gallery £2 issued individually later in the year, but if you can’t wait to get your hands on it, you can secure it in the 2024 Annual Set.

Winston Churchill £2

Usually, all the coins in the Annual Set are individually released throughout the year, however this year is different, as the Winston Churchill £2 will NOT be individually issued. So currently the only way to get your hands on it is in the 2024 Annual Set.

Securing the 2024 Annual Coin Set is the only way to get your hands on the 2024 Winston Churchill £2

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  1. T Durrant on November 3, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Rachel. I am a modest collector of approx 8 years. I am more than a little concerned that coinage designs are nothing new just a change of date and Crown Head Elizabeth 2 / King Charles 3.
    Adding up the collection ‘face value’ against ‘400% purchase price paid’ I do wonder if it is worth continued collection as I will have to keep coins til 2150 to break even. Is it the intention to have ‘Dinosaurs’ issued annually as with the Snowman?

    • Kate on November 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

      Hi there, whilst it does seem strange that their face value is only £3.88, owning the New UK Coins in Change Checker packaging is the most affordable way to secure them for your collection.
      You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for more details about the Dinosaur 50ps!
      Kind regards, Kate

  2. Miss Julie webb on November 3, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Great love and can’t wait for these coins I have subscribed to your change checkers subscription long time ago but think I am being missed out as have not received any coins and have noticed money has been taken for the coins can you look into this for me please thankyou

    • Kate on November 6, 2023 at 11:53 am

      Hi Julie, please contact our customer service team on [email protected] who will be able to check your subscription status.

      Kind regards, Kate