Memorial Obverses of Queen Elizabeth II Issued Whilst King Charles III’s Portrait Awaits Approval
Royal Australian Mint and Perth Mint are set to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II with special memorial obverses, whilst their King Charles III portrait awaits approval:
“In the coming months the Australian Government will announce details of… an effigy of King Charles III for all Australian coins” – Royal Australian Mint.
Royal Australian Mint’s Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse Design
The first coinage featuring His Majesty’s effigy are expected to be issued in late 2023.
Until then, Royal Australian Mint have issued a final commemorative coin design featuring Queen Elizabeth II effigy.
Royal Australian Mint’s Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse will be used on collectable and investment coins starting from 01.01.2023
Six effigies of Her Late Majesty have appeared on Australian coins but the new memorial design will feature the Queen’s years of reign as an inscription – “Elizabeth II 1952-2022”.
The Memorial Obverse will also feature on coins issued by The Perth Mint in Western Australia.
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Coins by The Perth Mint
The Australian Kangaroo 2023 Gold, Silver and Platinum Bullion Coins will be The Perth Mint’s first releases featuring this memorial obverse.
Following the bullion kangaroos, the memorial obverse will be used on select Australian legal tender coins too.
Whilst we eagerly anticipate the reveal of Australia’s King Charles III effigy, we’ve seen His Majesty’s portrait revealed on our UK coins and banknotes.
UK King Charles III Coin Obverse Effigy
The first effigy of King Charles III first appeared on a UK 50p earlier in 2022, commemorating Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin has since entered circulation, with 4.9 million coins currently out there to find.
This obverse also featured on the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial £5 coin but we’re yet to see it on our lower denomination and £2 coins.
However, some of the first 2023-dated UK coins have been confirmed, featuring His Majesty’s portrait, so we can certainly start getting excited! Find out more here >>
King Charles III Portrait Revealed on UK Banknotes
His Majesty’s portrait will appear on the front of UK banknotes from mid-2024.
There will be no changes to the existing designs which means we’ve all got a fantastic opportunity to find a new re-issued version our favourite banknote!
Taking guidance from the Royal Household, the new banknotes will only be issued to replace worn Queen Elizabeth II notes. So, the two monarchs’ portraits will co-circulate for some time!
Find out more and discover which serial numbers you should look out for >>
Are you a collector of Australian coinage? Let us know in the comments if you’re exciting for the new King Charles III portrait to be revealed!
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Less than 5 million Canadian $2 coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II to enter circulation
Serving as Canada’s Head of State for 7 decades, Queen Elizabeth II has been commemorated on a new $2 coin.
Just shy of 5 million $2 coins entered circulation in December 2022, giving Canadian collectors a special way of remembering Her Majesty.
When you consider Canada’s population is over 38 million, you’ll appreciate just how sought-after this coin is.
I’ve successfully secured a limited allocation of these unique coins with my supplier in Canada.
However, you’ll need to act fast if you don’t want to miss this chance to add this coin to your collection.
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The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Susanna Blunt and the reverse features the traditional $2 Polar Bear design by Brent Townsend.
But, what makes this $2 coin extra special is the outer ring…
The outer ring features a striking black nickel finish and is reminiscent of a mourning band, in a touching tribute to Her Majesty.
We won’t be able to find this coin in our UK change so if you’re wanting to secure this sought-after coin for collection, you’ll need to click here.
In December, 4.9 million UK Queen Elizabeth II Memorial 50ps also entered circulation in the UK.
9.6 million in total are allocated for circulation, meaning 1 in 70 of us will be able to find one!
To help increase your chances of finding one in your change, we created an interactive map of where the coins were being found. We’ve tracked it up and down the country thanks to your help!
Queen Elizabeth II memorial coins are now some of the most sought-after collectables out there.
With such limited stock available, demand for these Canadian $2 coins is sure to exceed supply.
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Over 130,000 collectors queue for this Remembrance $2 coin
Over 130,000 collectors queued online (with hundreds more queuing outside the Canberra shop) for the now sold out 2022 Royal Australian Mint’s Remembrance $2 coin.
The Royal Australian Mint issued this brand-new Remembrance Poppy coin to celebrate 10 years since their first ever coloured $2 was released into circulation.
The new coin features a re-issued design of their 2012 coin, which was the first circulation coin to include micro-text on the design.
Thousands queue for new Remembrance $2
This coin is so sought-after that on launch day, demand BROKE the Royal Australian Mint’s website.
Thousands queued for the new Remembrance $2 and soon after, secondary market sites had the coin listed for over 10 times the original retail price.
JUST 200 Available for International Market
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With such limited stock available, and thousands set to miss out, you’ll therefore have to act fast to make sure you don’t miss out. Click here to get your sought-after Remembrance $2 coin for £29.99 (+p&p) >>
Your coin will come presented in specifically designed Remembrance Day packaging in uncirculated quality.
Significantly, remembrance coins have been some of the most sought-after issues out there.
So, will you be trying to get your hands on this coin?
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