Worldwide Mints struggle to meet collector demand for Queen Elizabeth II coins

Demand for Queen Elizabeth II coins has been felt at Mints around the world, following the sad news of her passing on 8th September.

Collectors heading to The Royal Mint and The Royal Australian Mint websites have been faced with long queues.

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Royal Mint website queue on Thursday 8th September.
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Royal Australian Mint website queue on Thursday 8th September.

Coins issued within this year, particularly those issued in recent weeks, were in high demand.

The Royal Mint’s website indicated high interest in royalty themed coins – most notably, coins issued to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s varying Jubilees.

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The 1977 Elizabeth II Crown was listed as ‘awaiting stock’.

Just one of the many coins awaiting stock was the 1977 Elizabeth II Crown, issued to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

The 2022 UK Annual Coin Set, featuring both Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins, is currently unavailable at The Royal Mint. However, these coins are fetching around £170 on the secondary market sites.

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2022 UK Annual Coin Set – sold on eBay for £159.99.

As The Royal Mint works hard to meet demand for Queen Elizabeth II coinage, secondary market sites have also been bombarded with new listings.

How much is my Queen Elizabeth II coin worth?

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Two eBay sold listings for 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee coins. Source: eBay.co.uk

Both the Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins have been fetching well over their original retail prices.

Despite still being available at the The Royal Mint for £10 (+p&p), the 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee £5 coin recently sold for £40 on eBay.co.uk.

There’s no doubt demand for collectables celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable 70 year reign will continue to surge as the nation welcomes a new monarch – his majesty King Charles III.

Whether you want to hold onto your Queen Elizabeth II coins, or look to sell them, there has never been a more prominent time to check your collections.

Which Queen Elizabeth II coins do you have in your collection? Will you hold onto them? Let us know in the comments below.


Queen Elizabeth II In Memoriam Range

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Browse the Queen Elizabeth II In Memoriam Range here >>

The most sought-after Winnie the Pooh 50p coins yet!

The final coin in the Winnie the Pooh 50p series has been issued today, marking an end to one of the biggest sell-out stories of recent years. Secure yours here in .925 Sterling Silver >>

And, considering the drastic edition limit cuts to the 2022 coins, THOUSANDS of collectors are set to miss out on completing their collection…

Celebrating 95 years of fun-filled adventure, these charming 50p coins each feature designs of the best-loved characters from A. A. Milne’s original stories, with original illustrations from E. H. Shepard.

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2020 UK Winnie the Pooh Silver Proof 50p.

When the first three coins were issued in 2020, they took the collecting world by storm. They were so popular that the very first Silver Proof 50p featuring Winnie the Pooh himself – SOLD-OUT in LESS THAN 24 HOURS!

Tigger 50p sells out

Collector demand continued into 2021 with the second series of Winnie the Pooh 50p coins.

Featuring some of Winnie the Pooh’s most trusted companions, these coins each had an edition limit of JUST 18,000 for their Silver Proof specification.

In fact, so popular were these coins that the Tigger 50p is no longer available at The Royal Mint.

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2021 UK Tigger Silver Proof 50p.

As collectors anticipated the issue of the final three coins in the series in 2022, at The Westminster Collection, we were already expecting demand to outweigh supply.

JUST 6,000 ISSUED WORLDWIDE

That’s because JUST 6,000 of each of the Silver Proof 50p coins have been issued worldwide – one third of the edition limit of the sell-out 2020 and 2021 coins!

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12,000 collectors missed out on the Eeyore Silver Proof 50p as it sold-out in a matter of hours at The Royal Mint.

Undoubtedly, this final 50p, which features a design of the most popular Winnie the Pooh characters, will be just as popular. Unfortunately, this means many will likely miss out on securing it for their collection.

How much is the Winnie the Pooh 50p worth?

The first and last issues in any coin series are hugely popular with collectors.

When a theme is as universally popular as Winnie the Pooh, there are no surprises collectors rushed to get their hands on the UK’s first Winnie the Pooh 50p.

Much like first editions of best-selling books, or the first run of banknotes, UK-first coin issues can sell for well over their retail price on secondary market sites.

And, with edition limits as low as this, we knew the sell-out potential for this coin was high, and collectors knew it too.

Don’t miss out on the Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p!

If you want to be one of JUST 6,000 lucky collectors to own this BRAND-NEW coin in .925 Sterling Silver, you’ll need to act extremely fast.

Click here to secure yours for the Royal Mint issue price of JUST £67.50 (+p&p) >>

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If you’re interested…

UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p – coming soon…

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…

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A Harry Potter 50p coin is coming soon!

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’

Sell-outs expected

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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