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
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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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The story of the 1-a-minute Coronation sell-out

With a bank holiday weekend, star-studded concert, street parties across the nation and sell-out collectibles, the Coronation of King Charles III will be THE royal celebration of a lifetime. 

Coin collectors don’t need telling twice how important this event is. The first Coronation for 70 years is going to be massive.

And the evidence of this came just under a week ago.

100 “Mint Masters” Coronation Sets launched at 9am on Wednesday 22 February. Just before 10:40am we saw a complete sell out

1 set sold EVERY MINUTE until they were all allocated. 

Why did it sell out so quickly?

Approved by King Charles III, the sell-out Mint Masters Set features three Silver £5 coins, issued specially for the Coronation.  

Each coin depicts a key element of the Coronation. You have the King’s cypher, the Coronation Carriage and the Imperial State Crown. 

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The SOLD OUT King Charles III Coronation Mint Masters Set

A Golden Celebration

Unusually, the Mint Masters Set is reverse-plated in 24 Carat Gold, meaning the coins are struck from Fine Silver but feature additional gold plating. 

The obverse designs have been left unplated, making the Coronation elements really stand out.

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Mint Masters Set Obverses

Design Royalty

Each coin in the Mint Masters Set features designs from one of the best in the business, a man synonymous with royalty on coinage

Timothy Noad has worked as a professional calligrapher, illuminator and heraldic artist for over thirty years, acquiring an international reputation for his elegant and meticulous work. 

A prolific designer of British coins and medals, Tim is the artist behind five One Pound coins and three Crowns commemorating royal occasions.  

In 2022, he achieved the unique distinction of having his designs chosen for three Gold Sovereigns, The Queen’s Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals

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Timothy Noad’s Gold Sovereign Designs

For the Mint Masters Set, he’s designed the Coronation Carriage and Imperial State Crown. 

The end result is one of the best-looking sets you’ll see for the Coronation. Sure to be treasured pieces for the lucky 100 collectors that secured them before the quick sell-out. 

If you’re interested…

But there’s good news! If you’re quick, you can get your hands on the Fine Silver Coronation £5 Coin Set. Limited to 995, the coins in this set feature 24 Carat Gold plating on the reverse designs. 

Judging by the speed of the Mint Masters Set sell-out, these won’t be available for long so you’ll have to act fast.

Secure a set for your collection now >>

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Celebrate 100 years of the world’s most famous steam locomotive!

When I think of the world’s most famous steam locomotive, only one name springs to mind – Flying Scotsman.

And as we approach the 100th anniversary since it was introduced to the railway, we can reflect on its remarkable history with The Royal Mint’s BRAND-NEW UK 2023 Flying Scotsman £2 coin.

But first, let’s travel back an entire century to see where it all began…

Doncaster, 1923

Built in Doncaster 100 years ago, Flying Scotsman was the first locomotive of the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway. It went into service on 24 February 1923 and was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the LNER at the time.

In 1928, Flying Scotsman was redesigned with a revised corridor. This meant the crew could take over service without the locomotive having to stop, reducing the journey time from London to Edinburgh by eight hours!

As a result, Flying Scotsman hauled the first-ever non-stop service from London to Edinburgh on 1 May 1928.

By 1934, Flying Scotsman was the first locomotive in the UK to reach 100mph on rails. It was also the first locomotive to circumnavigate the globe in 1989 – both remarkable feats at the time!

Flying Scotsman retired in 1963 but returned to the tracks in 2022, hauling a limited number of steam excursions just prior to its 100th anniversary.

The UK 2023 Flying Scotsman £2 Coin

In celebration of 100 years since the world’s most famous steam locomotive took to the tracks, The Royal Mint have released a very special £2 commemorative coin.

Depicting a nostalgic side-on view of the locomotive during one of its many rail journeys, the coin features a thoughtfully crafted design by John Bergdahl.

What’s more, your £2 comes available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof, Silver Piedfort or Gold Proof quality!

And interestingly, it has been more than two decades since The Royal Mint last released a colour-printed UK £2 commemorative coin. So, this range marks a special moment for the £2 coin, as it includes a colour-printed Silver Proof AND Silver Proof Piedfort edition!

But with just limited numbers available, you must act now to secure yours!

Click here to explore the range >>