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2023 King Charles III coins announced – upcoming 50p, £2, and £5s…
We’ve been keeping an eye on the latest Royal Proclamations and excitingly, these 2023 dated King Charles III 50p, £2, and £5 coins have been announced…
Upcoming 2023 King Charles III Coins
Hogwarts School 50p
Also bearing the effigy of King Charles III, the Hogwarts School 50p will also be issued in 2023.
This 50p’s design will be inspired by Jim Kay’s 2015 fully-illustrated version of the book, featuring a depiction of the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
National Health Service 50p
Excitingly, we can expect a new NHS 50p to be issued in 2023, marking its 75th anniversary.
“· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE ·” and the date of the year are set to appear on the obverse.
For the reverse, the inscription “NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE 75” surrounds by words describing qualities associated with the NHS.
Windrush Generations 50p
2022 will mark 75 years since the arrival of Empire Windrush in the UK, carrying people from British Commonwealth countries.
The reverse design will depict a man and a woman set against a Union flag accompanied by the number 75 and the inscription “WINDRUSH GENERATIONS”.
J. R. R. Tolkien £2
2023 marks 50 years since the death of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author, J. R. R. Tolkien.
To commemorate his work and achievements, a new £2 coin will be issued, featuring his famous monogram on the reverse design.
The reverse will also bear the inscription “1892 JRR TOLKIEN 1973 WRITER · POET · SCHOLAR”.
The edge inscription will read, “NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST” – a quote from The Fellowship of the Ring.
King Charles III 75th Birthday £5
King Charles III will celebrate his 75th birthday in 2023 – just 6 months after he will be crowned King.
To commemorate his birthday, a brand-new £5 coin will be issued.
The reverse will feature a floral arrangement surrounding His Royal Cypher, the number 75 and the inscription, “HIS MAJESTY KING CHARLES III 1948 2023”.
Will the 2023 King Charles III coins enter circulation?
Whilst we’ll have to wait until the individual issues of these coins to know for certain, this is what we’ve been told so far:
- A new circulating £1 coin design was confirmed for 2023. Find out more here >>
- Up to 9.6 million King Charles III 50p coins are reserved for circulation, with an initial 4.9 million already out there. Find out more here >>
- A £2 coin entered circulation in 2021, indicating demand for this denomination has returned. Could we see a £2 coin enter circulation bearing the portrait of King Charles III? Time will tell…
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When will you find a King Charles III coin in your change?
To commemorate the Life of the Queen, The Royal Mint has today released a new UK 50p and £5 coin. But when will you find a King Charles III coin in your change?
Find the King Charles III 50p in your Change!
It’s been confirmed that 9.6 million King Charles III 50p coins will begin to enter circulation from December.
The coins feature the brand new portrait of King Charles III for the FIRST TIME, making them particularly sought-after with collectors…
2022 UK Life of the Queen 50p
This is only the second UK royal 50p, following the sought-after Platinum Jubilee 50p.
The 50p features the 2022 date and the reverse design created for the 1953 coronation crown, by Edgar Fuller and modelled by Cecil Thomas.
WORLD FIRST King Charles III 50p!
And, for the first time ever, we see King Charles III’s effigy on the obverse. This portrait was designed by sculptor Martin Jennings and was personally approved by His Majesty.
The inscription: CHARLES III | D | G | REX | F | D | 50 PENCE surrounds His Majesty’s portrait – facing left in line with tradition.
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2022 UK Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II £5
In addition to the 50p, The Royal Mint has also issued the 2022 UK Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II £5 coin.
£5 coins are traditionally reserved for flagship royal events and anniversaries, t this £5 coin an even more significant issue.
The reverse design, by John Bergdahl and The Royal Mint, features two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. The inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH REGINA’ and the dates ‘1926-2022’ also appear.
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Seeing King Charles III’s effigy on our UK coins for the very first time is a landmark moment in numismatic history.
So, will you be on the hunt to find the King Charles III 50p in your change? Let us know in the comments below.
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Wands at the ready, the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is coming soon!
The witching hour is nearly upon us and something big is brewing… the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is set to be issued on Thursday 20th October, at 9am.
And, The Royal Mint have revealed the design of this brand-new coin!
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The best news is that this will kick-start a magical collection of 50p coins, all celebrating 25 years since the publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Whilst exact designs of the other coins are still locked in the ‘Chamber of Secrets‘, the latest proclamation has revealed that we can expect the following to feature in the collection:
- A depiction of the Hogwarts Express and the figure of Harry Potter with the inscription, ‘Hogwarts Express 25 Years of Magic’
- A depiction of Albus Dumbledore and the inscription, ‘Albus Dumbledore 25 Years of Magic’
- A depiction of Hogwarts School and the inscription, ‘Hogwarts 25 Years of Magic’
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in 1997, and has since gone on to be one of the world’s most popular books of all time.
Let us know in the comments what you think of the Harry Potter 50p design!