Why King Charles III Coronation coins will be worth collecting

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.

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UK Queen Elizabeth II Memorial £5 and 50p

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.

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UK 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign

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.

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UK 2022 Prince Charles 70th Birthday £5

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.

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Ebay listing for Prince Charles 70th Birthday £5 brilliant uncirculated coin
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Ebay listing for Prince Charles 70th Birthday £5 Silver proof coin

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.

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Dual-Plated British Isles National Anthem 50ps

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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14 Comments

  1. Sheilacoombes on January 10, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Why has my King Charles 50 pence coin has no dare on iy

    • Kate Morgan on January 11, 2023 at 10:01 am

      Hi Sheila, the date on the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial 50p is on the reverse between the shields at the bottom.
      I hope that helps, Kate.

  2. Gary on January 10, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Hi
    I have King Charles x 2 £5 pound coin in a capsules are they worth anything?

    • Kate Morgan on January 11, 2023 at 9:59 am

      Hi Gary, these are great coins to have in your collection and will definitely be highly collectible as we see a new era of King Charles III coins.

  3. Thomas Tooley on January 9, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Can you confirm that you still operate the system that allows members to automatically book new UK £2 coins as they become available. (I am only wanting the £2 coins)
    If so can you confirm I am on the list for 2023

    • Kate Morgan on January 9, 2023 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Thomas, thanks for your comment. We do still have the BU £2 Subscription service, please contact the customer service team on [email protected] or 03330 032 777, to check whether you currently have a subscription.
      Kind regards, Kate

  4. Les kent on January 9, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Hi All
    I am very happy to see the new King Charles coin set but a bit concerned that there are only the five coins, what happened to the smaller denomination /shielded coins, are the finished with them never to be seen again, Why all the secrecy.
    I am also very unhappy to hear that I will not be receiving the TWO Queen Elisabeth commemorative sets I ordered on the 9th of NOVEMBER until some time in APRIL and I think that’s if we are lucky, but it looks like I will have to wait to complete my Queen Elisabeth collection.
    Regards
    Les Kent.

    • Kate Morgan on January 9, 2023 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Les, The Royal Mint are yet to confirm whether there will be an annual set containing the other coin denominations, but you can be sure we’ll update you as soon as we have more information.
      I’m sorry to hear you’re disappointed about the wait time for your Queen Elizabeth II coins, please contact our customer service team for updates on your order.
      Kind regards, Kate

  5. Joan Dewhurst on January 9, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Looking forward with excitement for the new coins.

    • Kate Morgan on January 9, 2023 at 2:14 pm

      It’s a very exciting time for collectors!

  6. Alan Cowley on January 9, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Why can I not order the 2 new Charles 111 50p coins separately
    It’s really unfair for collector’s
    I have to buy them through dealers
    I have to pay way over the guide price
    It’s so unfair
    Why do you do these things

    • Kate Morgan on January 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Alan, thanks for your message.
      Unfortunately, the 2023 Annual coins are only available as part of the complete set until they are issued individually later in the year. Keep your eye out for when the coins are individually released and you can secure them separately.
      Kind regards, Kate

  7. JIM ROWBOTHAM on January 9, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Got my £5 and 50p duo. Beautiful pair

    • Kate Morgan on January 9, 2023 at 1:35 pm

      Great coins to have in your collection!

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