First individual King Charles III £2 coin featuring Edward Jenner!

The incredible life and legacy of British physician, Edward Jenner, has been celebrated on a brand new UK £2 coin!

Plus, this brand new coin release becomes the first individual King Charles III £2 to be issued in the UK!

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Edward Jenner celebrated on new UK £2

Physician to King George, Jenner pioneered the creation of vaccines and created the smallpox vaccine – the world’s first vaccine! His incredible work led to the worldwide eradication of smallpox, a huge feat in Britain’s history.

Edward Jenner. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

This UK issue also marks 200 years since his passing, and becomes the second £2 coin in The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science series.

On the reverse of the coin, Henry Gray’s unique design represents Edward Jenner’s crucial contribution to the world of vaccines. Plus, personally approved by His Majesty the King, Martin Jennings’ King Charles III effigy adorns the obverse.

What’s more, as this is the first individual UK £2 coin to feature King Charles III’s portrait, it’s likely to be increasingly sought-after by collectors

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So don’t miss out on adding the 2023 UK Edward Jenner £2 to your collection! Order yours today in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for £9.50 (+p&p) – click here to order yours >>

Alexander Graham Bell £2

This new release follows the Alexander Graham Bell £2 coin in The Royal Mint’s science series. Initially released in the 2022 Annual Coin Set, this issue saw huge popularityfind out more here >>

2022 Alexander Graham Bell £2 with hidden message (Pioneer of the Telephone)

And, with a design depicting buttons of a telephone with a message hidden amongst the keypad letters, it’s no surprise that it was voted Change Checker’s favourite 2022 Annual Coin Design!

Stephen Hawking 50p

Stephen Hawking 50p held in palm
Stephen Hawking 50p held in palm

But the Alexander Graham Bell £2 wasn’t the first UK science coin to capture collectors’ attention. The Stephen Hawking 50p, issued in 2019, saw worldwide interest and SOLD OUT at The Royal Mint within mere hours of release!

And, not only was this popular science 50p rumoured to be a favourite of the Queen’s, but it’s no longer available at The Royal Mint. Find out more on the blog here >>

If you’d like to get your hands on the fascinating coins in the Innovation in Science series, make sure you check out the range on our shop >>

UK 2023 Edward Jenner £2

Not only are we excited to see a brand new Innovation in Science £2 added to the popular series, but the FIRST EVER individually released £2 to feature King Charles III’s effigy!

To add this £2 coin to your collection for just £9.50 (+p&p), simply click here >>

The coins with THREE different dates on them…

Have you heard about the coins with THREE different dates?

  • It was approved by Queen Elizabeth II in 2022
  • It was re-approved by King Charles III in 2023
  • It features ‘1922’ as a date on the obverse

And if these circumstances weren’t unusual enough, the coins releases also missed the 100th anniversary they were commemorating.

These three dates can be seen on the brand new Tutankhamun 50p coins. If you can’t wait to add them to your own collection, click here >>

The Coin With Three Dates - featuring King Charles III's portrait on the obverse.
King Charles III’s effigy on a new Tutankhamun 50p coin. Click here to get yours >>

Otherwise, continue reading to discover how this happened and why the coins are set to become the most collectable coins in years

How do the coins have three dates?

In 1922, Howard Carter uncovered a step in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt.   

That step ended up being the start of a staircase that led to a tomb – the tomb of Tutankhamun. 

To mark the anniversary of the incredible discovery, a brand new set of 50p coins were authorised in 2022 by the Isle of Man.

These 50ps then went to Buckingham Palace for approval.

The Queen approved the coins, but that ended up being one of her last official acts before her sad passing on 8 September 2022. 

The Coin With Three Dates was originally due to have Queen Elizabeth II's portrait on the obverse and be only dual-dated.
Example of the Queen Elizabeth II portrait on the Tutankhamun 50p

Her death put all new coins on hold.

Mints around the world halted production to observe the mourning period and await palace instructions. 

When this came, the Isle of Man was instructed to re-submit an application to the Palace, this time for the approval of His Majesty King Charles III.  

The problem? This was late in 2022. Would the Isle of Man get approval from the King before the year of the anniversary passed? 

In short, no. 

Palace approval came through in January 2023.

The coins features the same reverse, showing 1922 and 2022 commemorating the centenary anniversary.

But the obverse – now featuring the first British Isles King Charles III portrait – carries the year 2023.

King Charles III’s effigy on the brand new Tutankhamun 50p coins. Get yours here >>

So that’s how the coins came to have three dates on it. But what does this mean for it’s collectability?

The power of strange…

Quirks like this are very few and far between… In fact, i’ve never heard of a coin like these.

The closest example came about due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

When the Olympic Games were postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the pandemic, it led to a design quirk that created a collecting frenzy for a particular 50p.

Issued in the 2020 Annual Coin Set, the Team GB 50p was issued to mark our athletes participation in the upcoming Tokyo Games.

So, when the games were postponed, so was this coin’s individual issue.

Eventually issued in 2021, this 50p become one of just a handful of coins to feature a dual-date – 2020 on the reverse and 2021 on the obverse.

The coin sold out in a flash.

So considering the popularity of the dual-dated Team GB 50p, you can understand why coins with THREE dates, such as the Tutankhamun 50ps, are a must-have.

If you haven’t yet got your hands on these coins with three dates on them yet, head to the Westminster Collection website here to view their remaining stock >>

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Is your spare change worth £500? Ebay Tracker reveals most valuable UK coins and banknotes

Could the spare change hiding down the back of your sofa be worth nearly £500?

Change Checker’s Ebay Tracker reveals the UK’s most valuable coins and banknotes, including the rarest 50p in circulation – the Kew Gardens.

King Charles III 50p, Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland £2, and Kew Gardens 50p - your spare change could be worth £500

This latest update reveals the highest basket value since the eBay Tracker began in 2017.

eBay Tracker reveals spare change could be worth £490

Is your spare change worth £500? Discover more on Change Checker's Valuation Index
Change Checker Valuation Index

We’ve seen the demand for coins surge since the sad passing of the Queen.

Collectors are rushing to fill the gaps in their Queen Elizabeth II coin collections and they’re definitely not wasting time in getting hold of the first coins King Charles III coins.

And it seems they’re prepared to part with a fair bit of money to get their hands on certain coins and banknotes…

Change Checker eBay Tracker listing UK’s most sought-after coins and banknotes.

In fact, if you’ve got all these coins in your collection, you could be sitting on £493! That’s a great rainy day deposit.

The biggest money-maker is of course the Kew Gardens 50p – currently selling for around £167 on eBay.

The Kew Gardens 50p - one of the most valuable coins in the Change Checker eBay Tracker.
Is your spare change worth £500? Use the Change Checker Ebay Tracker to discover more.
Kew Gardens 50p – the rarest circulating UK 50p.

It’s also worth keeping an eye out for a polymer £10 banknote with the serial number ‘AA01‘. These notes are currently selling for around £25!

And, the King Charles III 50p is already causing a flurry in the collecting world, as it’s fetching over FIVE times its face value! So, if you haven’t already, get checking your change for this 50p.

King Charles III 50p - recently issued in circulation and currently fetches £2.50 on secondary market site eBay.
Is your spare change worth £500? Use the Change Checker Ebay Tracker to discover more.
King Charles III 50p – recently issued in circulation and currently fetches £2.50 on secondary market site eBay.

So, how much is your spare change worth?

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