2023 Christmas Coins from around the World!

I don’t know about you, but I am well and truly feeling the Christmas spirit, and now that my Change Checker Advent calendar is counting down to the big day, my excitement is at an all-time high!

But what’s got me even more excited is to see how Santa’s little elves have been busily working away this year to release the most wonderfully festive coins in time for Christmas.

From all across the world we’ve seen renowned Mints issue beautiful Christmas coins that would take pride of place in any collection and I for one would certainly treasure forever (here’s hoping there’s one for me under the tree this year!).

I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite 2023 Christmas coins from around the world that I’d like to share with you, starting of course with the brand new UK Snowman 50p!

UK The Snowman™ 50p

This new release marks the 6th time that The Snowman™ has appeared on our UK coinage!

The very first UK Snowman™ 50p was released in 2018. Since then we’ve been treated to a wonderful new release each year, and you know what, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas until we see the new Snowman™ 50p!

But, what makes this year’s release extra special is that for the first time ever, the obverse features King Charles III’s portrait.

What’s more, the reverse design shows the Snowman™ and James dancing below the Northern Lights – transporting us to the snowy scene straight out of the storybook.

Isle of Man Nativity £2

This traditionally festive £2 coin design from the Isle of Man has been inspired from a Nativity scene depicted on a stained-glass window in Church Kirk Christ, Rushen.

The Isle of Man is well known for their Christmas coins, however last year no such coins were released. But, this year the festivities resumed, as a brand new Christmas £2 coin was released – featuring King Charles III on the obverse for the very first time.

Fittingly, this £2 has been inscribed with the festive greeting ‘Merry Christmas’ in both English and Manx, making for a must-have addition to any Isle of Man coin collection.

Canada Christmas Sledding Lenticular Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for its impressive minting technology and this new release reaffirms their excellent craftmanship.

Using lenticular technology, the design of this 50 cent coin changes when titled to create a heartwarming festive scene featuring a polar bear and bunny sledding across the snow.

You’ll notice that unlike the first two coins on our list, this release features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and that’s because this coin was issued before the Mint revealed their new King Charles III effigy.

Jersey Father Christmas Coloured 50p

Adding a pop of colour to our British Isles Christmas coins is this delightful new 50p release from Jersey.

The obverse design by Glynn Davies is the same King Charles III effigy as seen on the Isle of Man release above, however the reverse design by David Young really sets it apart from the rest!

Santa can be seen in full colour, with a sack of goodies slung across his shoulder – the perfect Christmas scene which is sure to delight both little kids and big kids alike!

Australia Disney 1oz Silver Proof Coin

From The Perth Mint in Australia comes this adorable Mickey and Minnie themed Disney 1oz Silver Proof coin.

Not only was this released in Disney themed packaging, but it was also presented as a hangable Christmas ornament – perfect for collectors down under to hang on their trees!

Just 2,023 of these coins were made available and it’s currently out of stock at the mint – but you can totally see why, as it’s such a fun festive design!

Which of these Christmas coins is your favourite and will you be adding any of them to your wish list this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Isle of Man Christmas £2 returns!

The Isle of Man has released a BRAND NEW Christmas £2 in the run up to the festive period!

Keen collectors will know that the Isle of Man has made some of the most popular festive coins over the years, so this is not one to be missed out on.  

2023 Isle of Man Christmas Nativity £2
2023 Isle of Man Christmas Nativity £2

A traditional design

The stunning reverse design on the 2023 Isle of Man Christmas £2 has been inspired by the iconic stained-glass window of Church Kirk Christ, Rushen on the Isle of Man. Also included on the coin is the message ‘Merry Christmas’ in both English and Manx, a feature common to most of their Christmas £2 coins.

2023 Isle of Man Christmas £2 in hand
2023 Isle of Man Christmas £2 in hand

The first King Charles III Isle of Man Christmas £2

Breaking tradition, the Isle of Man didn’t release a Christmas £2 in 2022, making this coin the first one since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. This also means that the 2023 Isle of Man Christmas £2 is the first to feature Glyn Davies’ effigy of King Charles III on the obverse.

2023 Isle of Man Christmas £2 obverse and reverse
2023 Isle of Man Christmas £2 obverse and reverse

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Previous Isle of Man Christmas coins

2021 Isle of Man Christmas Nativity £2

The last Isle of Man Christmas £2 took inspiration from the very same stained-glass window in Church Kirk Christ that features on this year’s design.

2021 Isle of Man Christmas £2
2021 Isle of Man Christmas £2

2020 ‘A Christmas Carol’ £2 coins

2020 Isle of Man 'A Christmas Carol' £2 coins
2020 Isle of Man ‘A Christmas Carol’ £2 coins

2020 marked 150 years since the passing of Charles Dickens, and so we were treated to three new Isle of Man Christmas coins, each representing a different scene from Dickens’ timeless Christmas tale, ‘A Christmas Carol’.

2019 Santa £2

The 2019 Isle of Man Christmas £2 featured Old St Nick himself, alongside the distinctive Isle of Man Triskelion (three armoured legs). The 2019 Santa £2 was so popular in fact, that some Change Checkers missed out on securing it for their collections.

2019 Isle of Man Santa £2
2019 Isle of Man Santa £2

2018 Hunt the Wren £2

2018 Isle of Man Hunt the Wren £2
2018 Isle of Man Hunt the Wren £2

The first Isle of Man Christmas £2 coin set a new tradition of festive £2 coins.

The design on the 2018 Christmas £2 pays tribute to an unusual Boxing Day tradition which takes place on the island – Hunt the Wren. The famous Manx tradition involves communities coming together to dance and sing in the streets around a wren bird, which is paraded around on a special pole.

Isle of Man The Snowman™ 50ps

Prior to 2018, the Isle of Man issued some Christmas 50ps to celebrate the festive season.

In 2003, the Isle of Man issued a 50p to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Snowman™. This coin was incredibly sought after by collectors, not only because it was the first ever Snowman™ 50p, but because just 10,000 were minted, making it very scarce.

The Snowman™ 50p was re-issued in 2008 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Snowman™.

2003 Isle of Man The Snowman™ 50p
2003 Isle of Man The Snowman™ 50p
2014 Isle of Man The Snowman™ 50p
2014 Isle of Man The Snowman™ 50p

Another Isle of Man The Snowman™ was issued in 2014 featuring The Snowman™, James and The Snowdog™. Only 30,000 were minted, making it almost as scarce as the 2003 coin.

2023 UK The Snowman™ 50p

The Royal Mint has recently issued a 2023 UK The Snowman™ 50p, the 6th in the UK Snowman™ series! It features James and his frosty friend dancing under the Northern Lights.

2023 UK The Snowman™ 50p
2023 UK The Snowman™ 50p

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Don’t miss out!

The 2023 Isle of Man Christmas £2 truly is the ideal present or stocking filler for this year’s festive celebrations.

What’s more, as this coin will not enter circulation in the UK, this could be your only opportunity to own this BRAND NEW £2.