Harry Potter The Winged Keys 50p – Catch it while you can!

Attention collectors – the enchanting 2024 UK Harry Potter: The Winged Keys 50p is flying your way! But it’s more than just a coin, it’s a portal to the wondrous world of Harry Potter…

2024 UK Harry Potter: The Winged Keys 50p
2024 UK Harry Potter: The Winged Keys 50p

Based on one of the most memorable moments from Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, the Winged Keys 50p features Harry soaring around an underground chamber on his broomstick, chasing after fluttering winged keys. Harry was, of course, joined by best friends Hermione and Ron in this thrilling scene, and the design on this coin perfectly captures the trio’s camaraderie and adventure as they attempt to get one step closer to the Philosopher’s Stone.

But what makes this coin truly special isn’t just the stunning design and feeling of nostalgia it sparks, but the story it tells – a tale of friendship, bravery, and the sheer joy of discovery.

Magical Detail

You might need to get your magnifying glass out for this one, as there are so many incredible details to see! The first thing that draws your eye is Harry Potter himself in the centre, riding his broomstick and reaching out for the old key with the broken wing. But there is so much more to see…

Explore the incredibly detailed design of the 2024 UK Harry Potter: The Winged Keys 50p

If you look closely, you can make out the details on the walls of the tall chamber the scene takes place in, as well as a mischievous looking stone gargoyle sat atop of the very door that Harry and his friends are trying to open. Either side of the gargoyle are carved snakes winding their way up pillars and torches lighting the way.

And I haven’t even touched on the plethora of flying keys there are to spot, you really do have to see the coin for yourself to find them all!

Will you be adding The Winged Keys 50p to your collection to see the detail for yourself? Let us know in the comments!

Previous Harry Potter Coins

Seasoned collectors will know that this isn’t the first time Harry Potter has featured on UK coins. Back in 2022 and 2023, we saw 4 UK 50p coins issued celebrating 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.

The designs featured iconic images taken directly from Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, including Harry Potter himself, the Hogwarts Express train, Professor Dumbledore and of course, where all the magic takes place – Hogwarts School!

All of the coins in the series include the inscription ’25 Years of Magic’ to celebrate the anniversary, and special lenticular features which switch between the number 25 and Harry’s trademark lightning bolt when tilted – a feature never seen before on UK 50p coins!

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Unlock the magic of the 2024 UK Harry Potter: The Winged Keys 50p for JUST £5.99 (p&p) >>

Change Checker LIVE 50p Swap is coming to Essex…

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re bringing our Change Checker Live 50p Swap to Essex!

Join us on Saturday 13th April from 9am – 9pm in Lakeside Shopping Centre where we’ll be giving collectors the chance to swap ANY UK 50p coin for a brand new Brilliant Uncirculated UK 50p.

Usually, collectors only get the chance to swap their coins for one new coin design at our live swap events, however this time is a bit different…

We’re pitting two extremely popular 50p series against each other and giving you the choice of either a Star Wars™ OR Harry Potter 50p!

Our Brilliant Uncirculated UK 50ps usually retail for £5.99, so this is a chance to get your hands on one in superior collector quality for just face value!

We’ll be taking 1,000 50ps with us to swap on the day – half made from a mix of Star Wars™ 50ps and the other half a mix of Harry Potter 50ps – but which series will prove most popular?

Which 50p would you chose?

We’ve had quite a debate at Change Checker HQ about which coin series is the best, and we’d love to know what you think! Would you choose a Harry Potter 50p or a Star Wars™ 50p?

Make sure to cast your vote below to settle the argument once and for all!

Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex

Lakeside Shopping Centre is a large shopping centre located in West Thurrock, Essex, just beyond the eastern boundary of Greater London. The shopping centre, in addition to the surrounding retail parks, forms one of the largest shopping areas in a single location within Europe!

The centre has over 250 shops, 50 cafes and restaurants, and a 26-acre lake. Approximately 500,000 people visit Lakeside every week.

Lakeside Shopping Centre East Entrance
Lakeside Shopping Centre East Entrance
Credit: Sunil060902, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Where can I find you in Lakeside Shopping Centre?
We’ll be located on the ground floor (level 1) outside The Fragrance Shop, see map below.

How many coins can I swap?
Such is the popularity of our Live Coin Swaps, and to ensure it’s fair for everybody, we’re limiting the number of swaps to strictly 1 swap per person.

Can I reserve a coin before I arrive?
To ensure a fair swap event for everyone, we do not offer reservations of coins. It is a strictly first come first served basis.

How do I get there?
You can find information on how to get to Lakeside Shopping Centre here >>

Can’t make it?

Whilst we hope to see you at our Live Swap, if you’re unable to come along, you can still secure these coins for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

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Hogwarts School Coin Completes UK’s FIRST Dual-Portrait 50p Series!

Brewing excitement amongst collectors and Harry Potter fans alike, last year The Royal Mint announced the UK’s FIRST EVER Harry Potter 50p series!

Since then, the series has included three magical designs, dual monarch portraits, AND dual dates!

Today the fourth and final coin in the series, celebrating 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was issued. And, you can get your hands on one here for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) >>

The much-awaited release features the iconic castle where Harry Potter hones his skills: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

Unlike the first two 50p coins in the series, this coin has been struck bearing King Charles III’s effigy on the obverse! And, it’s this collectable dual portrait aspect of the series that has got 50p collectors talking…

So, with the huge popularity of the first three coins, it’s easy to see why demand for the final coin in this series is set to be so high. Especially as many collectors will be looking to complete their collections…

Add the 2023 UK Hogwarts School CERTIFIED BU 50p to your collection today by clicking here >>

Harry Potter 50p

2022 UK Harry Potter 50p

To the delight of both Harry Potter fans and 50p collectors, the first Harry Potter UK 50p was issued in 2022! If you’d like to get your hands on one in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, click here >>

Hogwarts Express

2022 UK Hogwarts Express 50p

2022 also saw the second coin in the popular series: the Hogwarts Express 50p! The design depicts Jim Kay’s wonderful illustration of the famous train, seen above!

Order your 2023 UK Hogwarts Express CERTIFIED Brilliant Uncirculated 50p here >>

Professor Dumbledore

2023 UK Professor Dumbledore 50p
2023 UK Professor Dumbledore 50p

Professor Dumbledore featured on the third Harry Potter 50p, and so did King Charles III! The obverse shows the new monarch and the 2023 date for the first time in the series, adding another element of collectability to this exciting series.

Simply click here to order your Professor Dumbledore 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality >>

UK Harry Potter 50p Complete Pack

Want to secure the whole UK Harry Potter 50p collection? Then get your hands on our UK Harry Potter 50p Complete Pack!

Not only will you own all four of the popular 50p coins, you’ll be able to present them in an official Change Checker pack – protectively encapsulating each of them for generations to come.

Just click here to order yours today for only £20 (+p&p) >>