On 30th September, The Royal Mint revealed the first King Charles III coins which featured His Majesty’s portrait for the first time.
News articles around the world reported on these new coins in anticipation of their release yesterday morning.
In the 3 days between the coin designs being revealed and their issue yesterday, significantly higher interest was generated for these coins compared to the sell-out Platinum Jubilee coins issued earlier this year.
High demand for King Charles III coins drives hour-long queues
At 9am this morning, The Royal Mint’s website had a queue of over 45,000 people. By 11.30am, it had increased to over 66,000.
Within just an hour of release, all Silver Proof limited edition presentations had sold out at The Royal Mint, including the 5oz, 10oz, and Kilo Silver Proof coins.
However, The Royal Mint has confirmed that the 1oz Silver Proof coin doesn’t have an edition limit, but will only be available until Saturday, 31 December 2022.
Issued in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, The Royal Mint has imposed a strict buying window for the coins, which is also driving demand.
So, please don’t delay. They’re available to buy here now >>
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial 50p
Included in the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial coin range is a brand new UK 50p, expected to enter circulation by December 2022.
This is the FIRST UK coinage to feature King Charles III on the obverse, designed by renowned sculptor Martin Jennings and fully approved by His Majesty the King.
The reverse design by Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas takes inspiration from the 1953 Coronation Crown.
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial £5
The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial £5 also features the first King Charles III effigy by Martin Jennings on the obverse.
The reverse design by John Bergdahl features two new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II along with the years of her life, 1926-2022.
The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial coins are the first UK coins to feature King Charles III’s effigy on the obverse, and are already some the most collectable and sought after coins in history.