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Royal Canadian Mint mark the end of Queen Elizabeth II coinage with Limited Edition Collector’s Set
The Royal Canadian Mint are marking the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s circulating coinage in 2023 with a Limited Edition Collector’s Set of coins.
Packaged in a royal purple presentation to pay tribute to the Queen, these extraordinary coins mark the end of a remarkable reign, and the end of an era in Canadian coins.
Limited Edition Queen Elizabeth II Coins
Each coin’s obverse is double-dated (“1952-2022”) to commemorate Her Majesty’s reign and is marked by four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins during that time
These six coins will not enter circulation and are limited to JUST 50,000 WORLDWIDE! Considering the recent surge in demand for Queen Elizabeth II coins, stock surely won’t last long…
Change Checker has fortunately managed to secure an initial allocation of just 250 sets for collectors. But you’ll need to act fast to secure yours.
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Royal Canadian Mint’s history of popular Queen Elizabeth II coins
2022 Queen Elizabeth Memorial $2
In December 2022, The Royal Canadian Mint issued a unique Queen Elizabeth II memorial $2 coin.
Just shy of 5 million $2 coins entered circulation.
However, when you consider Canada’s population is over 38 million, you’ll appreciate just how sought-after this coin is.
The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Susanna Blunt and the reverse features the traditional $2 Polar Bear design by Brent Townsend.
But, what makes this $2 coin extra special is the outer ring…
The outer ring features a striking black nickel finish and is reminiscent of a mourning band, in a touching tribute to Her Majesty.
Selectively coloured Insulin $2 coin
To mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Insulin, The Royal Canadian Mint issued this a special collector’s coin set.
Featured in the set was this unusual selectively coloured $2 coin.
It’s rare to see colour printing on a £2 coin – it’s only been seen once in 20 years in the UK!
Just 100,000 sets were issued for collectors worldwide, with this being the only way people could get their hands on the individual $2.
Thousands queue online for Queen Elizabeth II coins
Demand for Queen Elizabeth II coins was particularly felt at Mints around the world, following the sad news of her passing on 8th September.
Collectors heading to The Royal Australian Mint websites faced long queues, with coins issued within the previous few weeks in very high demand.
Considering the popularity of Royal Canadian Mint’s coins, paired with this being the last official Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Coin Set, we expect collector demand to be very high.
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Last Coins of the Queen feature Special Privy Mark
2022 is likely a year no collector will forget.
We’ve celebrated a Platinum Jubilee, mourned the loss of our Queen and welcomed a new monarch to the throne.
And, as ever, these extraordinary moments are retold through our UK coins.
Today, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s incredible life and reign, an official UK Memorial coin set has been released. The coins feature the eight definitive coins from 2022, alongside the new Memorial 50p and £5 with the King’s portrait.
Last UK Coins of Queen Elizabeth II
Importantly, the definitive coins in this set will be the last in the UK to feature Her Majesty’s portrait.
What’s more, each definitive obverse design also features a special privy mark to show the Queen’s year of birth and year of passing – a never-before-seen feature for these coins, which is bound to add to their collectability.
Since Her Majesty’s passing, we’ve seen incredible demand for QE II coins. Both historic and new issues. Recent releases are continuously selling out at The Royal Mint and older issues are becoming increasingly scarce as the nation rushes to secure keepsakes and lasting tributes for the Queen.
And this set features the very last coins of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, meaning rapid sell outs of the limited precious metal versions are absolutely on the cards…
The good news for collectors is that the Brilliant Uncirculated version of the set is unlimited.
However, The Royal Mint have announced that stock will only be available until the 31st December 2022, so the sales window is incredibly limited for those of you wanting to secure this set.
Appearing on our coins throughout her outstanding reign as our longest serving monarch, I’m sure you’ll agree that this set really is a touching tribute to Her Majesty. It’s a piece of history to treasure for generations to come.
Let us know in the comments below if you like the privy mark on the last Queen Elizabeth II coins.
Own the Last Coins of Her Majesty, with special privy mark, in Brilliant Uncirculated quality
You can own the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Coin Set in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here >>
But, due to the limited sales window, you’ll need to act fast to make sure you don’t miss out.
Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters with the 2022 UK Hogwarts Express 50p
The journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters has begun, with the brand new 2022 UK Hogwarts Express 50p.
This UK first celebrates the world-famous scarlet steam engine, the Hogwarts Express. You can add it to your collection for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) here >>
Continue reading to discover why it’s not just Harry Potter fans that are rushing to get their hands on this coin…
First introduced 25 years ago, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Hogwarts Express is estimated to have transported students to the famous wizarding school, no less than SIX times a year.
And so iconic is this train, that Jim Kay dedicated the entire cover and two full pages of his fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to it.
It’s also been celebrated in the UK Harry Potter 50p series – the first-ever UK coins to celebrate the famous wizard.
Excitingly, this brand-new coin is a mirror image of Jim Kay’s 2015 illustrated book.
Get your hands on this brand new 50p for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) here >>
Last individual QEII UK commemorative 50p
This 50p has been confirmed to be the last individual UK commemorative 50p to feature Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse. This is sure to make this individual coin highly sought-after.
But the whole Harry Potter 50p series has a very interesting story…
It’s unlike any other.
The series includes both Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III’s portraits on them.
The Harry Potter and Hogwarts Express 50p coins feature the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
However, the coins issued next year (Albus Dumbledore and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry 50ps) will feature King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse.
This is sure to make the series even more popular with collectors, as they race to collect the last UK commemorative QEII coins, alongside some of the very first KCIII coins.
You can get ahead of the crowd and pre-order the final two coins in the Harry Potter 50p series by clicking here >>
Special lenticular feature on 2022 UK Hogwarts Express 50p
Unique to the Harry Potter 50p series, a lightning bolt lenticular feature appears on the reverse design of the 2022 UK Hogwarts Express 50p coin.
When tilted, the lightning bolt transforms into the number 25, in celebration of the first book’s anniversary.
This has been catching the attention of collectors since it first appeared on the 2022 UK Harry Potter 50p.
The best way to view this lenticular feature is with the Change Checker Phone Magnifier!
It works by clipping onto a mobile device, and magnifying the camera, allowing you to see the incredible small detail of the Hogwarts Express 50p!
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It’s believed the lenticular feature will also appear on the 2023 Harry Potter 50p coins.
Combining the intricate reverse design, with QEII’s portrait and a special lenticular feature, this coin is set to be in high demand…
Will you be adding this brand-new coin to your collection? Let us know in the comments!
Fill the gaps in your Harry Potter 50p collection!
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You can even pre-order the final two Harry Potter coins, ahead of their release next year.