Worldwide Mints struggle to meet collector demand for Queen Elizabeth II coins

Demand for Queen Elizabeth II coins has been felt at Mints around the world, following the sad news of her passing on 8th September.

Collectors heading to The Royal Mint and The Royal Australian Mint websites have been faced with long queues.

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Royal Mint website queue on Thursday 8th September.
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Royal Australian Mint website queue on Thursday 8th September.

Coins issued within this year, particularly those issued in recent weeks, were in high demand.

The Royal Mint’s website indicated high interest in royalty themed coins – most notably, coins issued to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s varying Jubilees.

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The 1977 Elizabeth II Crown was listed as ‘awaiting stock’.

Just one of the many coins awaiting stock was the 1977 Elizabeth II Crown, issued to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

The 2022 UK Annual Coin Set, featuring both Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins, is currently unavailable at The Royal Mint. However, these coins are fetching around £170 on the secondary market sites.

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2022 UK Annual Coin Set – sold on eBay for £159.99.

As The Royal Mint works hard to meet demand for Queen Elizabeth II coinage, secondary market sites have also been bombarded with new listings.

How much is my Queen Elizabeth II coin worth?

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Two eBay sold listings for 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee coins. Source: eBay.co.uk

Both the Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins have been fetching well over their original retail prices.

Despite still being available at the The Royal Mint for £10 (+p&p), the 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee £5 coin recently sold for £40 on eBay.co.uk.

There’s no doubt demand for collectables celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable 70 year reign will continue to surge as the nation welcomes a new monarch – his majesty King Charles III.

Whether you want to hold onto your Queen Elizabeth II coins, or look to sell them, there has never been a more prominent time to check your collections.

Which Queen Elizabeth II coins do you have in your collection? Will you hold onto them? Let us know in the comments below.


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21 Comments

  1. Les kent on October 3, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    If you have ordered your new King Charles 3rd 50p coin, are you thinking as I am that it would be very nice IF the Royal mint made a commemorative 50p to complete the Queens time, but that been said what will be next, will the new 2023 coin sets still have the shield design or a new design and will that be the end of the line for the
    Shields coins, and as you may have heard that we are suppose to have a new pound coin in 2023 and then the kings coronation so watch this space. it could be a good year for the coins ?.
    Good luck all.

  2. Les kent on September 23, 2022 at 10:08 am

    For all you want to be collectors out there you don’t have to collect every coin ever made to enjoy coin collecting it is NOT about the money it is all about the fun and the looking and searching for( THE HUNT j, It’s not about what’s it worth,if you are going to be lucky enough to find a genuine Kew gardens you will, it’s the thrill of finding the next date in your collection all be it half p coin or twenty pence, I have a lot of spare
    Coins and I have just made another complete twenty p collection out of them just missing the 2010 with the crack mark, try it if you are not happy with it spend them, good luck.
    Les.
    Good L

  3. Diane McCourt on September 22, 2022 at 9:12 am

    I have collected all Platinum jubilee coins,i even manage to secure a genuine coin set that was minted the year the queen took over the throne, i have a 0.5g gold £5 coin from Ascension Islands with 2 differant portraits of the queens head on,also 2 solid silverproof £5 coins which were limited edition worldwide.

  4. Mr David McKnight on September 22, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Also interested in any new coinage of HM The King.

  5. Mr David McKnight on September 22, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Interested in any new Queen Elizabeth 11 coins.

  6. Andrea Marshall on September 21, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    I hope to receive the rest of my platinum 50 pence coins in my collection because I am collecting them for my grandson.
    I will not be selling them thank you

  7. Julie Briggs on September 21, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    I will be keeping all my Queen Elizabeth II coins until I am totally broke HAHA. No, I bought them for a reason and that is to keep them and hand them to my daughter when I do leave this mortal realm,

  8. Karen Imeson on September 21, 2022 at 10:55 am

    I would love to collect them all.

    • Les kent on September 23, 2022 at 10:22 am

      Hi Karen
      You can certainly collect MOST of them start by collecting the new pound coins
      There are only eight of them so far 2016 to date and we were supposed to be having new one next year but now we have our new king dare say all will change.
      Good luck
      Les

  9. Karen Imeson on September 21, 2022 at 10:54 am

    I have 5 platinum gold plated 50p coins + 1 £5 platinum jubilee coin..

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