Collecting world queues for first King Charles III coins

On 30th September, The Royal Mint revealed the first King Charles III coins which featured his portrait for the first time.

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The 2022 UK Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Coin Range. Now available here >>

News articles around the world reported on these new coins in anticipation of their release this morning.

However, no one could have predicted the unprecedented demand for these history-making coins.

In the 3 days between the coin designs being revealed and their issue this morning, 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, the queue 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.

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The Royal Mint Website Queue of 66,145 people at 11.30am

And, if you headed to our website you may have been held up in a queue on our website too.

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.

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The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial 50p

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.

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The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial £5

The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial coins are the first UK coins to feature King Charles III’s effigy on the obverse, and already some the most collectable and sought after coins in history.

Secure the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial coins for your collection here >>


Why the BRAND NEW 2023 Silver Maple Leaf Set is sure to be the most sought-after yet

The Silver Maple Leaf Set is one of the Royal Canadian Mint’s most popular annual flagship releases and is a key piece for many collectors.

There are a few reasons I suspect the new 2023 Silver Maple Leaf Set will be the most sought-after fractional set yet – let me tell you why…

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Low Mintage – SOLD OUT at the Mint!

This year the edition limit is more important than ever before, because it matches the edition limit of the SOLD OUT 2021 and 2022 sets – JUST 3,000.

This set has also already sold out at the Royal Canadian Mint, making it even harder to secure.

There is no doubt that there won’t be enough to satisfy demand. Particularly when you learn the theme of this new issue…

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35th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf

This year’s Silver Maple Leaf set celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf. Each coin has been especially dual dated to mark this momentous anniversary.

In fact, the renowned ‘four nines’ silver that is unique to the Royal Canadian Mint, makes the Maple Leaf one of the finest bullion coins in the world. And in 2023, we mark its 35th anniversary.

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The last set featuring Queen Elizabeth II

Finally, this could also be the last ever Silver Maple Leaf Set to feature Queen Elizabeth II. Given the obverse of the Maple Leaf has always featured Her Majesty’s iconic effigy, this milestone moment is likely to increase collector demand.

Not only are the edition limit and theme enough, but the set includes stunning features to add to the collectability and desirability:

  • The largest piece in the set, the Silver 1oz, has been adorned with 35 small Maple Leaves around the edge, alongside perfect rose-gold plating.
  • Each coin is struck from 99.99% Pure Silver to a spectacular reverse proof finish that ensures the engraved relief stands out.

Secure yours today for £34.50

If you’re quick, you can secure one for your collection today with a deposit of JUST £34.50 (+p&p) followed by 9 further equal interest-free instalments.

When you combine the 35th Anniversary alongside the special features and the incredibly low edition limit, it’s clear to see why this set could be the most sought-after yet.

Click here to secure your Royal Canadian Mint 2023 Silver Maple Leaf Fractional Set >>

New King’s portrait revealed by The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint have revealed the new portrait of King Charles III which will feature on UK coinage.

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The first effigy of King Charles III on a UK 50p obverse

Created by renowned British sculptor Martin Jennings, the effigy has been personally approved by His Majesty. In keeping with tradition, The King’s portrait faces to the left, the opposite direction to Queen Elizabeth II.

It will be used for the very first time on a range of coins paying tribute to the life and reign of the late Queen.

The new range will be available from 9am on Monday 3rd October.

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Coin designs from the Queen Elizabeth II memorial range

This is the first time in nearly 70 years that we have had a new monarch on our coins. It is the most significant change to UK coinage since decimalisation in 1971.

The coins will be available in several specifications including 50p, £5 and Ounce.

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