The coins with THREE different dates on them…

Have you heard about the coins with THREE different dates?

  • It was approved by Queen Elizabeth II in 2022
  • It was re-approved by King Charles III in 2023
  • It features ‘1922’ as a date on the obverse

And if these circumstances weren’t unusual enough, the coins releases also missed the 100th anniversary they were commemorating.

These three dates can be seen on the brand new Tutankhamun 50p coins. If you can’t wait to add them to your own collection, click here >>

The Coin With Three Dates - featuring King Charles III's portrait on the obverse.
King Charles III’s effigy on a new Tutankhamun 50p coin. Click here to get yours >>

Otherwise, continue reading to discover how this happened and why the coins are set to become the most collectable coins in years

How do the coins have three dates?

In 1922, Howard Carter uncovered a step in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt.   

That step ended up being the start of a staircase that led to a tomb – the tomb of Tutankhamun. 

To mark the anniversary of the incredible discovery, a brand new set of 50p coins were authorised in 2022 by the Isle of Man.

These 50ps then went to Buckingham Palace for approval.

The Queen approved the coins, but that ended up being one of her last official acts before her sad passing on 8 September 2022. 

The Coin With Three Dates was originally due to have Queen Elizabeth II's portrait on the obverse and be only dual-dated.
Example of the Queen Elizabeth II portrait on the Tutankhamun 50p

Her death put all new coins on hold.

Mints around the world halted production to observe the mourning period and await palace instructions. 

When this came, the Isle of Man was instructed to re-submit an application to the Palace, this time for the approval of His Majesty King Charles III.  

The problem? This was late in 2022. Would the Isle of Man get approval from the King before the year of the anniversary passed? 

In short, no. 

Palace approval came through in January 2023.

The coins features the same reverse, showing 1922 and 2022 commemorating the centenary anniversary.

But the obverse – now featuring the first British Isles King Charles III portrait – carries the year 2023.

King Charles III’s effigy on the brand new Tutankhamun 50p coins. Get yours here >>

So that’s how the coins came to have three dates on it. But what does this mean for it’s collectability?

The power of strange…

Quirks like this are very few and far between… In fact, i’ve never heard of a coin like these.

The closest example came about due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

When the Olympic Games were postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the pandemic, it led to a design quirk that created a collecting frenzy for a particular 50p.

Issued in the 2020 Annual Coin Set, the Team GB 50p was issued to mark our athletes participation in the upcoming Tokyo Games.

So, when the games were postponed, so was this coin’s individual issue.

Eventually issued in 2021, this 50p become one of just a handful of coins to feature a dual-date – 2020 on the reverse and 2021 on the obverse.

The coin sold out in a flash.

So considering the popularity of the dual-dated Team GB 50p, you can understand why coins with THREE dates, such as the Tutankhamun 50ps, are a must-have.

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The FIRST 2023 dated King Charles III coins!

To welcome in the near year, the BRAND-NEW Annual Coin Set has just been issued including the FIRST 2023 dated King Charles III coins!

For 70 years our coins have featured the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. So, as we enter a new era of UK coinage, now really is the time to build up your new collection of coins featuring the King.

The issue of the Annual Coin Set is always exciting for collectors, as these coins are curated by The Royal Mint as being some of the most significant issues of the year to come.

Not only do we have our first King Charles III £2 coins, but there are some very poignant anniversaries being celebrated!

If you don’t want to wait in adding these coins to your collection, click here to get yours in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality >>

Otherwise, continue reading to discover these brand new UK coins...

King Charles III 75th Birthday £5

2023 King Charles III 75th Birthday £5

This year, His Majesty King Charles III celebrates his 75th birthday, his first birthday as our reigning monarch.

£5 coins have always been reserved for key royal anniversaries and significantly, this is the first £5 coin that has been solely dedicated to our now King.

On the reverse design, floral emblems can be seen surrounded the number 75 and His Majesty’s Royal Cypher.

75th Anniversary of the NHS 50p

Also celebrating its 75th birthday this year is our beloved National Health Service.

Our NHS has kept us safe for ¾ of a century and significantly, has saved millions of lives.

This year, The Royal Mint issues its second NHS 50p, following on from the incredibly popular 1998 coin.

Its reverse design features words synonymous with the NHS, including Dedication, Respect, Empathy, and Knowledge.

2023 King Charles NHS 50p

Windrush Generation 50p

2023 King Charles III Windrush Generations 50p

2023 will mark 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush ship, carrying many people from British Commonwealth countries who had been granted British citizenship from the British Nationality Act.

However, the Windrush generations experiences were different than imagined.

To say thank you, and to celebrate their sacrifices and contributions, The Royal Mint has issued a brand new 50p.

Flying Scotsman £2

2023 marks 100 years since the Flying Scotsman entered service.

This is the world’s most famous steam engine and is easily the most recognized.

It was the first locomotive to run on the newly formed London and North-Eastern Railway line.

To celebrate its centenary, The Royal Mint has issued this brand-new £2 coin – one of the first £2 coins to bear King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse.

2023 King Charles III Flying Scotsman £2

J. R. R. Tolkien £2

2023 King Charles III J. R. R. Tolkien £2

3rd January is official J. R. R. Tolkien Day – the birthday of the Lord of the Rings author.

His works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have since gone on to be adapted as some of the highest-grossing films of all time.

To celebrate his birthday, The Royal Mint has issued this brand-new £2 coin.

It features a quote taken from Tolkien’s famed fantasy novel, The Fellowship of the Ring.


We can’t wait to see the individual issue of each of these coins, but of course, we will have to wait several months for each of these to be available.

That’s why the Annual Coin Set is the best way to get ahead and add these coins to your collection.


Add the first 2023 King Charles III Coins to your collection!

Your coins will come protectively encapsulated in Change Checker packaging, reading to slot straight into your Change Checker Album.

What’s more, you’ve also got an ID card detailing each of the coin’s designs.

To get yours for JUST £42 (+p&p), simply click here >>

2023 King Charles III coins announced – upcoming 50p, £2, and £5s…

We’ve been keeping an eye on the latest Royal Proclamations and excitingly, the first 2023 King Charles III 50p, £2, and £5 coins have been announced…

2023 King Charles III Coins
2023 King Charles III Coins

Upcoming 2023 King Charles III Coins

Albus Dumbledore 50p

Continuing the Harry Potter series, the Albus Dumbledore 50p has been confirmed.

The coin is said to feature a depiction of the famous headmaster and the inscription, “ALBUS DUMBLEDORE 25 YEARS OF MAGIC”.

The obverse features the portrait of His Majesty the King.

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”.

Edward Jenner £2

A new £2 coin is set to be issued in 2023, continuing the Innovation in Science series.

The Edward Jenner £2 coin is set to feature an abstract depiction of a smallpox cell accompanied by a representation of the people who have benefited from vaccinations.

The inscription “EDWARD JENNER A VACCINE TO END SMALLPOX” appears on the coin.

Along the edge, the inscription “INNOVATION IN SCIENCE · JENNER” appears.

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.

Flying Scotsman £2

2023 marks the centenary of the Flying Scotsman’s first journey.

A depiction of the famous locomotive will appear on the reverse, with the inscriptions “FLYING SCOTSMAN LNER 4472” and “· 1923 – 2023 ·”

“LIVE FOR THE JOURNEY” will also appear on the edge of the coin.

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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