The UK’s FIRST Coronation 50p and £5 coin have JUST been released!
In this blog, I’ll share all you need to know about these new coins, including how they could become the most sought-after issues EVER.
2023 UK Coronation 50p
The most significant royal event of our generation has been celebrated with a UK 50p coin, struck by The Royal Mint to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III.
This is the UK’s FIRST coronation 50p – Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 was marked with a Crown coin.
The design features the royal cypher set against Westminster Abbey, where the King will be crowned.
But, what makes this coin particularly special is a feature you eagle eyed collectors will be sure to spot.
Simply take a look on the obverse of this 50p and you’ll notice it differs from other King Charles III coins…
That’s because The Royal Mint have created a collector version of the coin with an unusual twist – showing a crowned effigy of the King!
Whilst we’ve all grown familiar with seeing a crowned portrait of Queen Elizabeth on our coins, traditionally male monarchs do not wear crowns on UK coinage – which is why the standard King Charles coins show him uncrowned.
However, breaking from tradition to commemorate this remarkable royal event, the new King Charles III Coronation 50p shows His Majesty wearing the Tudor Crown.
This special obverse design is only available in collector quality and can’t be found in your change – making for a unique addition to any collection.
What’s more, the first 50,000 will be available in LIMITED EDITION Change Checker Coronation Cards featuring a gold edge to mark the event.
Is the UK’s FIRST Coronation 50p the most sought-after coin EVER?
Collecting firsts are key for driving up demand – just think back to the worldwide popularity of the UK’s first royal 50p, the Platinum Jubilee 50p.
Within the first 24 hours of release, all limited edition presentations of the Platinum Jubilee 50p completely SOLD OUT.
In fact, even the Brilliant Uncirculated quality presentations of the Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins are still selling for £26 on secondary market sites.
AND, the circulating version of the Platinum Jubilee 50p recently sold for £20 on eBay.
So, considering this is the UK’s FIRST coronation 50p, as well as the addition of a unique obverse design, this new coin has all the hallmarks of a classic story.
Coronation celebrated on UK’s flagship royal coin
Alongside the 50p coin, The Royal Mint has also issued a brand new UK £5 – the flagship royal coin.
The reverse design by Timothy Noad features a depiction of St. Edward’s Crown, accompanied by the sovereign’s sceptre with dove and the sovereign’s sceptre with cross with the inscription “THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6 MAY 2023”.
The obverse also features the special crowned portrait of His Majesty, created especially for the Coronation Coin Range.
This brand new £5 coin is the perfect pairing to the UK’s first coronation 50p. Get your hands on it here in Brilliant Uncirculated quality >>
Don’t miss out on owning the 2023 Coronation coins
Avoid disappointment by adding the 2023 UK Coronation 50p and £5 coins to your collection today.
Don’t forget, the first 50,000 collectors will receive the Brilliant Uncirculated 50p in LIMITED EDITION Change Checker Coronation Cards featuring a gold edge.
The Coronation countdown has begun, as The Royal Mint reveal an incredible range of new UK coins to celebrate the event.
The star of the show is undeniably the 50p coin – the UK’s FIRST Coronation 50p.
But, what’s really got Change Checkers talking is the exciting news that this coin is set to enter circulation this year!
5 million coins will be released later in 2023 and you can bet that collectors will be on the hunt to track this one down in their change.
Commemorating a once-in-a-lifetime royal event, the likes of which we haven’t seen for 70 years, this coin is set to be one of the most significant issues in our collections.
UK’s FIRST Coronation 50p
The last time the UK celebrated a Coronation The Royal Mint issued a Crown coin.
As you can imagine, 70 years on, the 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown remains incredibly sought-after and you can bet that the King Charles III Coronation 50p will likewise see increased demand in years to come.
Spot the Difference!
Eagle eyed collectors out there will notice that the Coronation 50p entering circulation is in fact different to the collector version available to purchase on the 24th April…
That’s because a special obverse has been created on the collector edition coins – only seen on this Coronation range!
The collector version of the coin features a crowned portrait of the King.
Wearing the Tudor crown (as shown on His Majesty’s royal cypher), this breaks from the tradition of male monarchs appearing uncrowned on our coinage and sets the coins apart from the standard King Charles coins where he is shown without a crown.
Charles in your Change
These aren’t the first King Charles coins collectors can find in their change.
In fact, almost 5 million 50ps were released into circulation last year bearing the King’s effigy on the obverse.
Change Checkers have been on the hunt to track down this coin and kickstart their King Charles III collection.
Now, with the news of the Coronation 50p set to enter circulation, we can look forward to expanding our collections with this significant new issue.
But, with just 5 million set to be released, only 7% of the UK population will be lucky enough to get their hands on one from their change…
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