It’s time to inject some magic into your collection, this is your first look at the design of the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p…
25 Years of Magic
2023 marks 25 years since the first publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
This was the first issue in what was to become a seven-part series of fantasy literature, inviting generations of readers to explore the magical world of witches and wizards.
The Harry Potter series is the highest-selling series of novels to ever exist, with millions of fans spanning across generations, and even around the globe. It’s estimated that J. K. Rowling has sold over 500 million copies of her books, a testament to the popularity of the series.
Never before has there been an official UK coin featuring the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, until now!
What will feature in the collection?
As well as the Harry Potter 50p coin, the Royal Proclamation has revealed that we can expect the following to feature in the collection:
- A depiction of the Hogwarts Express and the figure of Harry Potter with the inscription, ‘Hogwarts Express 25 Years of Magic’
- A depiction of Albus Dumbledore and the inscription, ‘Albus Dumbledore 25 Years of Magic’
- A depiction of Hogwarts School and the inscription, ‘Hogwarts 25 Years of Magic’
2022 has already seen sell-outs across every denomination at The Royal Mint!
The Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins sold out across their entire precious metal ranges within JUST hours of release. Just a month later, the Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort, and Gold Proof specifications of the FA Cup £2 coin sold out within just a few hours.
With Harry Potter carrying a worldwide fanbase, we’re expecting demand to outweigh availability for the precious metal ranges of this brand new 50p collection.
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A brand new 50p is being released by The Royal Mint to mark the 50th anniversary of Pride!
Back in December 2021, The Royal Proclamation announced plans for a Pride 50p, and today the first details of this coin’s release have been revealed — including the design!
Designed by LGBTQ+ activist Dominique Holmes, this new 50p design features five rainbows — each accompanied with part of the inscription, “PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY”. It’s scheduled for release this summer, coinciding with Pride celebrations across the country.
A Collecting First
Collecting firsts are without a doubt some of the most popular coins released. They become much harder to source in the coming years, often seeing sell-outs across whole ranges! And, as the FIRST ever 50p released in honour of Pride, this coin is likely to be incredibly popular with collectors.
The coin will be available in multiple specifications, including the standard Brilliant Uncirculated and the stunning colour Silver Proof, adding apt depth and vibrancy to the design. For the ultimate collector’s item, it’s also available in Gold Proof too.
High Demand Expected
As well as being the very first UK coin to commemorate Pride, this coin also marks the 50th anniversary of the first UK Pride march, held in London, 1972. Pride in London 2022 will pay tribute to this by retracing the historic 1972 route around London.
Pride in London now attracts a huge crowd, with 1.5 million walking in the 2019 procession, with hundreds of thousands more attending other Pride events across the UK.
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, this year’s Pride events are expected to be more popular than ever — and with so much interest in this year’s events, this UK-first 50p coin is expected to be in high demand.
If you want to ensure you don’t miss out on owning the very first UK Pride 50p, make sure you sign up below for updates on this coin’s release.
Since its release in January, the Platinum Jubilee 50p has taken the coin collecting world by storm. But why?
Firstly, The Royal Mint released TWO versions of this special 50p: one with the Jody Clark obverse, and the other with a special commemorative obverse which sees the Queen on horseback – reminiscent of the 1953 Coronation Crown!
Plus, Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to have reached a Platinum Jubilee – an incredible milestone that this generation of collectors will never see again!
And, not to mention, the version of the Platinum Jubilee 50p with Jody Clark’s portrait, even went into circulation.
These exciting factors all led to a Royal Mint sell-out of ALL key specifications of the Platinum Jubilee 50p – within JUST 24 hours!
But, one of the quickest sell-outs was the Platinum Jubilee 50p Pair, which includes both versions of the Platinum Jubilee 50p together in a Brilliant Uncirculated Pack.
Just 1,952 of these special pairs were issued by The Royal Mint, with a limited number reserved for Westminster Collection customers. But, The Royal Mint sold through theirs within just a few hours of issue!
Excitingly, this means that we have a remaining 973 Platinum Jubilee 50p Pair BU Packs available exclusively for collectors.
BUT, based on how quickly these sold at The Royal Mint, we’re expecting demand to completely outstrip our supply.
Which means, we’re opening up our UK National Coin Ballot! To keep things fair, everyone that enters, will be given the chance of becoming one of just 973 collectors to secure this limited edition pairing from us. Plus, entry is free!
So, don’t miss your chance; enter our ballot for free here >>
The ballot closes on the 5th of May and, if you’re one of the lucky 973 winning collectors, you’ll receive an email on the 9th May 2022 stating that this product is available to purchase.