All aboard! The UK Hogwarts Express 50p has entered the station!

Introducing the second coin in the UK Harry Potter 50p series, the Hogwarts Express 50p.

This spellbinding new UK 50p features a design of the iconic Hogwarts Express train, taken directly from the cover of Jim Kay’s 2015 illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 2015 Illustrated Edition

Set to sell out

The first 50p in the series, featuring Harry Potter himself, was incredibly popular, with all key limited specifications selling out within just 2 hours of release, not surprising as it was the first ever UK Harry Potter 50p and it featured that special lenticular feature.

This unique feature returns on the Hogwarts Express UK 50p, showing the trademark Harry Potter lightning bolt and the number 25, celebrating 25 years since the publication of the first book.

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Lenticular featuring showing a lightning bolt and ’25’

The FINAL individual collectable 50p featuring Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait

It’s been confirmed that the Hogwarts Express 50p will be the last individual collectable 50p to feature Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse. This means that any future UK collectable 50ps issued will bear the new King Charles III effigy.

The FIRST UK 50p series with dual monarchs

Importantly, the Hogwarts Express 50p will be the last Harry Potter 50p to feature Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait. The other coins in the series will feature King Charles III’s portrait, making this the first ever UK 50p series to feature two different obverse monarchs.

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UK Harry Potter 50p Series featuring 2 different obverses

Feel Harry’s excitement at the station

The Silver Proof Hogwarts Express 50p is struck from .925 silver to a pristine proof finish, and uses vivid colour to breathe life into the design. You can almost imagine standing on the platform waiting to board the train, feeling the excitement Harry must have felt.

You can, of course, also own the Hogwarts Express 50p in brilliant uncirculated quality.

And for something extra special, you can secure the most limited specification, gold proof.

The silver proof specification of this brand new 50p is strictly limited to just 15,000, so you’ll have to act fast to get your hands on one.

Browse the Hogwarts Express 50p range and pre-order the others in the series >>

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Could the King Charles III Sovereign be the most sought-after ever?

Read our latest blog on the first King Charles III sovereign – a coin that we predict could be one of the most collectable sovereigns ever.

Known as possibly the most famous coin in history, the Gold Sovereign is the collector’s dream. As Britain’s flagship coin, it’s steeped with incredible history – so if there was any piece to add to your collection, this should certainly be it!

Every year, the classic sovereign and the proof collectable versions are always very high in demand. But this year’s sovereign is like no other seen before…

Just released by The Royal Mint, we’d like to introduce you to the brand-new Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign – the first sovereign to feature the portrait of King Charles III.

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The UK 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Gold Sovereign featuring King Charles III’s portrait

The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign – A Unique Collectible

It’s incredibly rare to come across a Memorial Sovereign as it is – but to coincide with that, the reverse has got a rare change in design too!

Unique to the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign, the traditional St George and the Dragon design has made way for a new interpretation of the Royal Coat of Arms. This is an updated version of what appeared on the Platinum Jubilee issue last year, so it’s a very fitting tribute to our late Queen.

But that’s not all – what makes this coin even more spectacular is that it’s the first ever sovereign to feature King Charles III’s portrait. This will make it incredibly popular with collectors!

First King Charles III Sovereign

Every so often, a newly released sovereign will exceed the normal levels of collectability. In the past, this has included Queen Victoria’s first sovereign from 1837, George IV’s only sovereign from 1937, and of course, Queen Elizabeth II’s first sovereign from 1957.

And it won’t be long until this sovereign reaches the same level of demand and collectability!

Even if it wasn’t for the unique design, this sovereign would still rank as one of the most important ­– being the very first sovereign to feature the new King, it will be the collectible to have in the future.

It’s the sovereign that links Queen Elizabeth II’s and King Charles III’s reigns together – making any sovereign collection incomplete without it.

Available in Gold Proof and Piedfort Quality, make sure you get yours today before it’s too late!

Click here to check out the Memorial Sovereign range for your chance of securing yours >>

Or, check out our latest video below to see them up close:

King Charles III’s Coronation: everything we know so far…

Buckingham Palace has announced that the coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May, 2023 at Westminster Abbey.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the anointing in a service that Buckingham Palace have said will be a mix of ancient and modern traditions to “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future”.

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King Charles III acceded the throne following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.
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King Charles will be 74 at the time of his coronation – making him the eldest new monarch to be crowned.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, will also be crowned as part of the service in a shorter ceremony. She will become the thirtieth consort to be crowned since the Norman Conquest.

What will happen at the Coronation of King Charles III?

This will mark the first coronation in the United Kingdom for nearly 70 years. A young Prince Charles attended the coronation of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on 2nd June 1953 and it is believed that the new monarch has made adaptations to the ceremony for his own coronation.

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Prince Charles attended Her Late Majesty’s Coronation at just age 4.
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Lots of the pageantry and ritual is expected to be retained. Monarchs traditionally sit on a 14th century coronation chair and are officially crowned with St Edward’s solid gold crown.

There is likely to be a procession through London, featuring a Gold State Coach.

And it is expected that the celebration will come to an end with a Buckingham Palace balcony appearance.

How will the world celebrate King Charles’ Coronation?

The coronation will be televised and a potential worldwide television audience of hundreds of millions has been predicted.

It has been confirmed that there will be an extra UK bank holiday to mark the coronation. This is scheduled for Monday 8th May 2023, two days after the service.

If you’re interested…
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