Official UK Coronation Coins Revealed…

The Royal Mint have revealed a special Coronation portrait of King Charles III, which will feature on the United Kingdom’s range of Coronation Coins. 

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2023 UK King Charles III crowned effigy on brand new UK Coronation Coin Range.

The portrait shows King Charles III wearing the Tudor Crown, a design that is unique to the Coronation Range – this includes the UK’s first Coronation 50p, a £5, an Ounce and a Sovereign. 

The 50p itself features a design by Natasha Jenkins of the King’s Royal Cypher, alongside the front of Westminster Abbey where he will be crowned on 6th May 2023.

The £5 coin, designed by renowned coin artist Timothy Noad, features the St Edward’s Crown joined by other Coronation Regalia.

And finally, the Ounce coins feature a heraldic design by John Bergdahl.

All designs have been personally approved by the King himself and will be available from 9am on 24th April 2023, on The Westminster Collection’s website.

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The UK Coronation 50p, £5 and Ounce coins.

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The Official UK King Charles III Coronation Coins Confirmed 

Last week, it was announced that King Charles III will celebrate his Coronation with a brand-new range of UK coins

And today, you have the chance to make sure you don’t miss out… 

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What we know so far about the UK Coronation Coins

The Royal Proclamation detailed a range of limited-edition coin specifications including a 50p and a £5 coin, a Sovereign, and an ounces range; the perfect way to honour this historic occasion. 

The launch date is yet to be confirmed, but considering that the first UK coronation in 70 years is now less than two months away, collectors are eagerly awaiting further news.

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We’re expecting huge demand for these coins. Especially when you hear about the designs… 

The designs

The Royal Proclamation has declared that the reverse of the new UK 50p will feature the Royal Cypher of King Charles III against the exterior of Westminster Abbey. 

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The Royal Cypher of King Charles III
Credit: The Royal Family

Additionally, the reverse design of the £5 coin is set to feature St Edward’s Crown accompanied by text stating “THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6th MAY 2023”.  

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St Edwards Crown
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The proclamation also confirmed that the Sovereign range will feature the classic St. George & the Dragon design. It’ll be the first King Charles III sovereign with this reverse, making it excellent to pair with the UK 2022 Memorial Sovereign. 

Unprecedented demand expected 

Demand for these coronation coins is sure to outweigh supply. 

We saw 24-hour sell-outs for the Queen’s UK Platinum Jubilee coin range, so it’s inevitable that demand for these coins will follow suit… 


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Approved by Buckingham Palace – The Official King Charles III Coronation Coins

A series of coronation coins have been approved by Buckingham Palace – featuring the official British Isles portrait of King Charles III.

Whilst we await for confirmation on a UK coronation coin, Buckingham Palace has approved a series of 50p coins celebrating His Majesty’s upcoming coronation in May.

However, one particular coin has been catching the attention of collectors…

The Dual-Plated King Charles III Coronation 50p

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King Charles III Coronation Coin – the Dual-Plated 50p

This 50p features the inscription ‘God Save the King‘ and is uniquely plated with a dual-plated finish of silver and 24 carat gold – not something we see very often.

This is the first coin in a brand new British Isles 50p series being issued over the coming months in the lead up to the coronation, all approved by the King himself.

You can add this coin to your collection today for our introductory offer of £4.99 (+p&p)a saving of £20by clicking here.

Meet the obverse designer – Glyn Davies

In anticipation of these coins being issued, we spoke with Glyn Davies – the artist behind the British Isles King Charles III coinage portrait.

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Glyn Davies Interview – meet the artist behind King Charles’ British Isles coin portrait

He explained that the process of creating our monarch’s portrait took him nearly 6 months. It involved initial sketches, concept sketches, clay models, digital drawings, and even having Raphael Maklouf check over them.

Raphael Maklouf famously designed the United Kingdom’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that appeared on our coinage between 1985 to 1997.

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Raphael Maklouf’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the 1986 Commemorative £2. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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King Charles III’s Coronation – what we know so far

With King Charles III’s Coronation (code name Operation Golden Orb) is set for Saturday 6th May, 2023, plans are already in place.

  • During the ceremony, the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort.
  • The King will be crowned with the solid gold 17th Century St Edward’s Crown.
  • There will be an extra bank holiday across the UK, on Monday 8th May.
  • It’s expected to be shorter and smaller in scale than Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation.
  • The King and Queen Consort will travel to Westminster Abbey in the King’s procession, and return to Buckingham Palace in a larger coronation procession, where they will be joined by other members of the Royal Family.
  • The ceremony is likely to be broadcast live.

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