Royal Inspiration: The Story Behind the King Charles III 75th Birthday Coin Design – An Interview with Renowned Heraldic Artist, Mike Guilfoyle

Welcome to a behind-the-scenes encounter with a true artistic genius. Join us as we delve into an exclusive interview with renowned artist, Mike Guilfoyle. In this captivating interview, we’ll uncover the intricacies and insights behind his latest masterpiece– the King Charles III 75th Birthday Coin. Prepare to be enchanted by the inspiration, craftsmanship, and intricate details that make these coins a work of art, all revealed by the visionary behind the design.

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Royal Celebration: King Charles III 75th Birthday Range Released

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This year, on the 14th of November, His Majesty King Charles III will celebrate his 75th birthday. This will be the first time a reigning British King has celebrated his 75th birthday in over 200 years.

Royal birthdays have held a significant place in the hearts of collectors for generations.

In a gesture to match the grandeur of the occasion – especially for collectors – a stunning coin range has been unveiled to mark the 75th birthday of King Charles III. This exquisite collection perfectly captures the essence of His Majesty in meticulous detail.

Continue reading below to explore the beautiful designs in all their glory.

Brand-new: King Charles III 75th Birthday Silver Proof £5

A prestigious piece of royal history, this brand-new £5 coin has been struck to the historic Crown specifications.

This remarkable release is strictly limited to JUST 995 collectors WORLDWIDE.

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The 2023 King Charles III 75th Birthday Silver Proof £5.

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Own the coin fit for a King: His Majesty’s 75th Birthday Silver 5oz

This is the coin that’s being gifted to King Charles III for his 75th birthday – you read that correctly!

Issued by Guernsey, this stunning coin is struck from 5oz of Pure Silver with selective 24 Carat Gold plating. Only 174 out of the total 175 edition limit have been made available for collectors, as number one has already been reserved for His Majesty.

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A size comparison between the Silver 5oz and a ten pence piece.

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Mark this historic milestone with the Gold Proof £5

The one-year-only design on the Gold Proof £5 has been fully approved by Buckingham Palace – with a strict edition limit of JUST 30.

Struck from solid Gold, the pristine Proof finish really showcases the specially commissioned design, featuring cruciform shields with symbols representing His Majesty’s life – including the fleet Air Arm badge honouring His Majesty’s service as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy.

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The King Charles III 75th Birthday Gold Proof £5 close up to see the intricate details.

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A true work of art: King Charles III 75th Birthday Artist’s Set

Issued to mark the first time in over two centuries that a reigning British King has reached the age of 75. The King Charles III 75th Birthday Artist’s Set truly rises to this historic occasion.

It features an official ‘Note from the Artist’ signed by the reverse designer – Mike Guilfoyle, where he gives a fascinating insight into his creative process and inspiration.

Only 200 of these historic sets will ever exist – so only a select number of collectors will be able to own this exclusive set.

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Only 200 of these exclusive Artist’s Sets will be available for King Charles III 75th Birthday.

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The ultimate King Charles III 75th Birthday issue: Proof £5 coin cover

The perfect way to mark the historic occasion, this exclusive release includes a £5 Proof coin alongside His Majesty’s Coronation stamps, hand-stamped on his 75th birthday – the 14th of November 2023.

This makes it a true collector’s dream, as once all the covers have been allocated, they will never be available again.

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The Proof £5 coin cover with hand-stamped Coronation stamps of His Majesty King Charles.

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This really is a collection fit for a king – but there are even more brand-new releases to see, delve into the rest of the exclusive collection by clicking the link below!

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The UK’s NEW Coinage

The coins that we use every day are changing.

From the 1p to the £2, eight new coins will soon be entering our pockets and our piggy banks.

So, as we welcome the new era of King Charles III, both the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ of our circulating coins will have brand new designs.

Read on to unveil The Royal Mint’s brand-new designs, learn about the history of Definitive coins and why this is the biggest change for British coins in 15 years…

The Coins of a New ‘Carolean’ Era

The coins, each designed by The Royal Mint, have been authorised by HM treasury and approved by King Charles III himself.

Over the past seven decades, our circulating coinage has undergone many changes, showcasing five different portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, and two distinct reverse designs.

And even though we have seen His Majesty’s effigy on the obverse of several commemorative issues, this will be the first time we’ll see his portrait on the coins we find in our everyday change.

All reverse designs share a unique feature, setting each denomination against a stylised logo with 3 interlocking ‘Cs’, representing King Charles III.

Before they gradually enter circulation, The Royal Mint have introduced the first strike of these coins in commemorative quality – with a special Privy Mark…

Inspired by Our Natural World

What’s more, each coin embodies King Charles III’s passion for nature & sustainability, presenting various symbols of Britain’s vast wildlife on the reverse designs. Having been a Patron of The Wildlife Trust since 1977, Charles’ affiliation for the natural world was a key inspiration for the designs of the UK’s new coinage.

The new £2 coin design represents the union of the United Kingdom with intermingling flowers from the four nations of the UK: the Rose, the Thistle, the Daffodil, and the Shamrock.

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For the £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 2p, and 1p, The Royal Mint have thoughtfully translated various wildlife creatures into innovative reverse designs.

For example, the £1 coin presents a pair of Bees, the 50p showcases a Salmon in water, the 20p a Puffin, the 10p a Scottish Capercaillie, 2p a Red Squirrel, and the 1p a sleeping Dormouse.

Finally, the 5p coin features a stunning combination of oak leaves and acorns – a perfect tribute to our natural world and England’s national tree.

The History of ‘Definitive’ Coinage

The eight different coin denominations which make up our everyday change (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2) began circulating in 1971. This followed Britain’s shift towards Decimalisation, a plan which had been in the making for over 10 years.

Multiple artists participated in a private design competition, and among them was Christopher Ironside, the chosen designer of the decimal coins. Ironside’s designs remained on the reverse of the definitive coins for 40 years, until Matt Dent proposed the idea of spreading the Shield of the Royal Arms over the definitive coins in 2005.

“This piecing together of the elements of the Royal Arms to form one design had a satisfying symbolism – that of unity, four countries of Britain under a single monarch.” – Matt Dent

A Special Touch for Collectors…

The best part is, you can now secure the commemorative editions of the UK’s new coinage.

And in addition to new designs on both faces, these coins also feature a distinctive ‘Privy Mark’ on the obverse, a unique and sought-after element.

Designed to distinguish these coins from the ones you’ll eventually find in circulation, the first commemorative strikes display a delicate crown positioned alongside the effigy of His Majesty.

From the official Brilliant Uncirculated pack, to the prestigious Proof Set, or the strictly limited DateStampTM, you can click here to view the range with prices starting from £33 (+p&p) and secure yours before it’s too late >