UK’s Official King Charles III Coronation Coins Confirmed

The Treasury has today confirmed the Official UK King Charles III Coronation Coins, ahead of the biggest royal occasion for decades.

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Marking the first UK coronation in 70 years, a brand new 50p and £5 coin will be issued.

Official UK Coronation Coins - 50p and £5 designs confirmed.

As detailed in the latest Royal Proclamation, the coins are expected to feature the below designs.

King Charles III Coronation 50p

The Royal Proclamation reveals the reverse of the 50p coin will show the Royal cypher set against a depiction of a section of the exterior of Westminster Abbey.

We’re not sure yet if the 50p coin will enter circulation but you can be assured Change Checker will update you as soon as we hear any difference.

King Charles III Coronation £5

The reverse design of the £5 coin will show a depiction of the St Edward’s Crown accompanied by the sovereign’s sceptre with dove and the sovereign’s sceptre with cross with the inscription “THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6 MAY 2023”.

According to the Royal Proclamation, the coin will feature the inscription “· GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS KING”, save for the cupro-nickel coin which shall have a grained edge.

With the demand seen for the very first King Charles III 50p and £5 coins following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the brand new King Charles III coronation coins are sure to be highly sought-after with collectors.

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New UK £2 coin celebrates the world’s most famous locomotive – Flying Scotsman

A brand new UK £2 coin has been issued celebrating the world’s most famous locomotive – Flying Scotsman.

UK Flying Scotsman £2 obverse/reverse.
Showing the famous train in movement with the inscription:
'Flying Scotsman LNER 4472' and the dates '1923-2023'
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To commemorate its centenary year, The Royal Mint featured a design of Flying Scotsman in motion on the reverse of the £2, by John Bergdahl.

This coin was issued in the 2023 Commemorative Coin Set. But, this is the first time collectors have been able to get their hands on the individual coin!

Don’t miss out on owning the £2 coin celebrating the world’s most famous locomotive. Get yours for £9.50 (+p&p) >>

Flying Scotsman £2 celebrates poignant anniversary

If you’re lucky enough to have ever travelled on the famous locomotive, you’ll know just how impressive its engineering is – a true symbol of Britain’s great age of steam.

Built in 1923 at Doncaster Works, Flying Scotsman was the first locomotive of the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway (LNER).

UK Flying Scotsman celebrated on new £2 coin.
Black and white image shows Flying Scotsman being built in 1922 in Doncaster
The construction of Flying Scotsman in Doncaster 1922. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

It joined Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the LNER at that time.

It coined its name after the daily 10.00 London to Edinburgh rail service which started in 1862.

The British Empire Exhibition made Flying Scotsman famous when it first appeared in 1924.

Record-breaking steam power

1934 saw Flying Scotsman clock 100pm on a special test run, officially making it the first locomotive in the UK to reach that speed.

This was crucial in the negation of LNER’s directors plans to use diesel power on its high-speed services – proving steam power was just as punchy!

After a restoration project in 2006, Flying Scotsman broke yet another record. It returned as a working museum exhibit making it the oldest mainline working locomotive on Britain’s tracks.

Flying Scotsman at Rainhill.
Flying Scotsman at Rainhill. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Flying Scotsman is certainly the world’s most famous locomotive. Despite being retired from regular transportation duties, it still attracts hundreds of thousands of fans at every location it visits.

Have you ever seen Flying Scotsman in action? Let us know in the comments below.

The brand new Flying Scotsman £2 follows in some very big footsteps.

2013 London Underground Roundel £2

In 2013, The Royal Mint marked 100 years of the London Underground with two £2 coins.

This was the first to be issued and features the iconic Underground roundel, designed by Edwina Ellis.

The Tube has 11 lines covering 402 km and serving 272 stations, handling up to five million passenger journeys a day.

2013 London Underground Train £2

The second coin in The Royal Mint’s London Underground series shows a design of the iconic Tube, appearing through a tunnel.

The inscription reads ‘1863 – London Underground – 2013’.

Just 1,690,000 of these £2 coins entered circulation, making it somewhat tricky to get your hands on.

2004 Steam Locomotive £2

This £2 coin was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary since the development of Richard Trevithick’s ‘Pennydarren‘ – the first steam engine locomotive.

The Pennydarren started the growth of railway transportation in the 19th century.

It travelled from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales to Abercynon on its first journey in 1804, carrying 10 tons of iron, 5 wagons and 70 people on the 9 mile trip.

Celebrate Flying Scotsman’s 100 years of history with this brand new UK £2

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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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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!

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