As the United Kingdom prepares for King Charles III’s coronation this year, we can expect worldwide mints to issue coins marking the historic event. But how sought-after will they be?
Well, when you look to recent royalty coins, including those featuring His Majesty’s portrait, there’s sure to be sell-outs.
FIRST UK King Charles III Coins Sell-Out in HOURS
Following Queen Elizabeth II’s sad passing in September 2022, a new UK 50p and £5 coin were issued to commemorate her incredible life and legacy.
These were the first ever UK coins to feature King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse, and the first time we’d seen a new obverse portrait on coins in 70 years.
And, these coins were in such high demand that all premium limited specifications sold out at The Royal Mint within JUST HOURS of release.
This isn’t surprising considering The Royal Mint had queues of over 66,000 collectors on their website, each wanting to secure these coins for their collections.
The First King Charles III Sovereign
The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign was the first ever UK Sovereign to feature King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse. It was also the first time a memorial sovereign had been issued.
These factors made an already popular coin extremely sought-after by collectors.
It proved so popular with collectors that the Gold Proof, Gold Proof Quarter-Sovereign and Gold Proof Half-Sovereigns all becoming best sellers at The Royal Mint.
Prince Charles 70th Birthday £5
In 2018, The Royal Mint issued a £5 coin to celebrate King Charles III’s 70th birthday. What makes this coin unique is that it was the last UK coin to feature the portrait of His Majesty as ‘Prince’ before he became King.
Since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we’ve seen demand for this coin increase as collectors look to build their King Charles III collections.
The Brilliant Uncirculated version has been listed on eBay for nearly 10 times its face value, whilst the silver proof version is being listed for more than £249.
Dual-Plated National Anthem Platinum Jubilee 50ps
Prior to Charles’ accession to the throne, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee was the most significant royal event in history.
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the Isle of Man issued a set of National Anthem Platinum Jubilee 50ps.
The National Anthem collection included a dual reverse design, featuring the words of the iconic National Anthem on the left, and the Queen’s heraldic Beasts on the right.
These coins proved extremely popular with collectors – the initial release of 2,000 dual-plated National Anthem 50ps selling out in less than 2 hours.
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