The FIRST crowned coin portrait of King Charles III has JUST been revealed as a special effigy for the UK’s coronation coin range.
The coins will be available from 9am on 24.04.2023 on Westminster Collection’s website but you’ll need to get ahead of the crowd if you want to add them to your collection…
Below, I explain why these 50p and £5 coins are sure to become some of the most sought-after EVER…
First King Charles Crowned Portrait
In a unique collecting opportunity, the UK Coronation coins feature the very first crowned portrait of His Majesty.
King Charles III’s uncrowned portrait has been used on recent UK coins, stamps, and banknotes – maintaining a tradition for male monarchs which dates back centuries.
So, what does this mean for the unusual inclusion of a crowned portrait on the coronation coin range?
These coins will be truly unique; they could be some of the only coins ever issued to feature His Majesty wearing a crown.
UK Coronation Coin Designs
As well as the obverse design, we’ve got a first look at the reverse design of the Coronation 50p and £5 coins.
The Coronation 50p is truly the first of its kind. Never before has the UK seen a Coronation 50p.
The brand new reverse shows a section of Westminster Abbey, where His Majesty will be crowned on the 6th May 2023.
This is set against the Royal Cypher, featuring the same crown that His Majesty can be seen wearing on the obverse design.
The £5 coin shows a depiction of the St Edward’s Crown accompanied by the sovereign’s sceptre with dove and the sovereign’s sceptre with cross.
It also features the inscription, “THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6 MAY 2023”.
50p to enter circulation!
And, the best news is that 5 million 50ps will enter circulation later this year, featuring the original, uncrowned effigy by Martin Jennings.
This follows the five million memorial 50ps that have already entered circulation – the very first 50p to feature King Charles III’s portrait.
A great collecting story
These coins have all the hallmarks of a great collecting story so they’re sure to be snapped up quickly by collectors.
Just think back to last year’s Platinum Jubilee record sell-out. All limited edition specifications of the 50p and £5 sold out in less than 24 hours!
You’ll need to get ahead of the crowd if you’re wanting to secure these coins for your collection when they’re issued.
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The day has finally arrived… The UK’s FIRST Royal 50p has JUST been issued! And, it’s got a very special obverse design – NEVER-before-seen on a 50p…
The 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p is arguably the most significant coin of a lifetime, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s incredible 70 years of service to the crown.
We’re so excited to bring you all of the important details, as well giving you the chance to secure it for your collections!
Keep reading to find out more…
2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p
2022 sees Her Majesty become the first monarch in British history to reach her Platinum Jubilee, so it’s only fitting that this moment has been captured for the very first time on the UK’s most collected coin!
And, this UK first also features new designs on BOTH the reverse and obverse!
Experienced coin artist John Bergdahl has created a stunning commemorative Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty on horseback, which is reminiscent of previous jubilee designs, including the 1953 coronation crown!
Created by design agency Osborne Ross, the reverse features the number 70 in a striking centralized design, with the dates 1952 and 2022, beneath The Queen’s royal cypher.
I’m sure you’ll agree that this coin is one of the most exciting issues we’ve ever seen.
We’ve never-before-seen a UK 50p mark such a significant event and it’s only right that the UK’s first royal 50p, should feature such an exciting design.
This is also the first time that we’ve ever seen the portrait of Her Majesty on horseback feature on the 50p!
This is an absolute MUST-HAVE for collectors. If you need reminding why, here are my 3 top reasons to add this coin to your collection:
- This is the UK’s FIRST royal 50p – making it a numismatic first
- For the first time on the 50p, we’ve seen the portrait of Her Majesty on horseback feature on the obverse design
- Her Majesty is the FIRST British Monarch to reach her Platinum Jubilee – a milestone few of us will see again.
2022 UK Platinum Jubilee £5
Set to rival the collecting frenzy of the Queen’s first Jubilee Crown released in 1977, this brand new release features a design created especially for collectors.
In 1977, Her Majesty celebrated 25 years on the throne – her Silver Jubilee and the first of her reign. The Royal Mint issued this commemorative crown. The coin’s reverse design is focused upon the Coronation theme and features the Ampulla and anointing spoon from the Royal regalia surrounded by a heraldic floral pattern and the Crown.
The coin’s obverse takes inspiration from the 1953 Coronation Crown, showing a newly designed image of the Queen on horseback.
Unusually, this coin does not feature an edge inscription or date on its reverse, making it the only crown of its kind at the time of issue. It was also one of the last crowns to be issued with a face value of 25 pence (commemorative crowns issued after 1990 have a face value of £5), which makes it continually sought-after among collectors!
Reminiscent of the 1953 Coronation Crown, the 2022 Platinum Jubilee £5 features a special obverse design of the Queen riding on horseback – only found on the individual release of this coin!
The reverse design by John Bergdahl includes the Queen’s garter robes in a fitting tribute to her 70 years upon the throne.
As you’d expect with such a stunning issue, this coin will come struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging.
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Change Checkers, we’ve got a special royal announcement…
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has confirmed that her Platinum Jubilee in 2022 will be celebrated with the UK’s FIRST-EVER Royal 50p!
* UPDATE *
The design of the UK’s FIRST ROYAL 50p has JUST been revealed by The Royal Mint! With Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee being the first in the history of our British Royal Family, the number 70 takes centre stage on the reverse design of this 50p.
The Royal Cypher EIIR is also shown on the design of this UK first, above the dates 1952-2022, in a poignant tribute to our nation’s longest reigning monarch.
What an outstanding issue this is going to be! We’ve never before seen a 50p mark such a significant event and it’s certainly got us wondering what this amazing 50p will look like! As this will be the FIRST-EVER UK Royal 50p, we’re expecting increased collector interest…
The Royal Proclamation has also raised an additional level of interest, revealing intriguing details of TWO different obverse designs – one featuring the normal Queen’s head design by Jody Clark and a second portraying Her Majesty on horseback, in what appears to be a nod to her original 1953 Coronation Crown.
We’ve only seen this happen once before which was for the Decimal Day 50p issued in the 2021 Annual Coin Set! The 50p from the Annual Set featured the original Arnold Machin portrait which featured on UK coinage during the time of the decimal change-over, on the obverse instead of her modern one.
According to the Proclamation, we’re set to see a number of UK firsts for this coin and we just can’t wait to find out more. It’s only right that the coin issued to mark the first monarch in British history to reach this milestone, should feature a design full of firsts too!
Previous Jubilee coins have proven so popular with collectors but historically these issues have been Crowns and £5 coins. So, I’m certain that the fact the Platinum Jubilee will be the first royal celebration on a UK 50p, it will make this the most popular 50p to date, especially if we can find it in our change!
If you don’t want to miss out on this UK FIRST, which is sure to be popular, make sure you’ve signed up to the Change Checker 50p Subscription Service! You will receive every future UK 50p, delivered to your doorstep, without any of the hassle of ordering the coin yourself!