The Royal Mint have revealed the new portrait of King Charles III which will feature on UK coinage.
Created by renowned British sculptor Martin Jennings, the effigy has been personally approved by His Majesty. In keeping with tradition, The King’s portrait faces to the left, the opposite direction to Queen Elizabeth II.
It will be used for the very first time on a range of coins paying tribute to the life and reign of the late Queen.
The new range was released at 9am on Monday 3rd October.
This is the first time in nearly 70 years that we have had a new monarch on our coins. It is the most significant change to UK coinage since decimalisation in 1971.
The coins are available in several specifications including 50p, £5 and Ounce. Coins will be on sale at The Royal Mint until 31st December 2022.
This year we mark the 40th Birthday of our future King, Prince William.
Coins that are being issued to mark this birthday are extremely important – when William eventually becomes King, coins issued for him during the Queen’s historic reign are going to be highly sought after by collectors.
And now a brand new coin has been issued by Guernsey and features a fantastic new design by artist Quentin Peacock.
The design takes inspiration from the original Crown coins issued during the reign of the last King William – King William IV.
Any historic coin collector will be aware of this iconic important coin.
During the reign of William IV, the Royal Mint had two established and now legendary engravers – Benedetto Pistrucci and William Wyon. However, in 1820, Frenchman Jean Merlen arrived at the Mint.
Merlen’s design is one of the most highly rated, yet strangely least well-known, reverse designs to grace a British coin. A facet that makes it particularly desirable to knowledgeable collectors.
The ‘Crowned Shield’ has only been seen a handful of times. In fact, the Crown Coin was only issued in 1831 and 1834, and never entered circulation! This, combined with the fact that William IV only reigned for 7 years, makes the William IV Crown one of the most sought after coins in British numismatic history!
And now Quentin Peacock has produced a fantastic new design to mark the 40th Birthday of our future King, Prince William – who is likely to be the first King William since the 1800s.
This brand new design features a crowned shield with ’40’ in the centre. It’s a new design that pays homage to one of the most interesting and collectable coins in British history.
There might even be a few very lucky collectors out there with the opportunity to pair the two coins together!
We have a limited number of coins available in the British Isles Prince William 40th Birthday range, and you can secure yours now by following the link below.
If you’re interested…
As we mark Her Majesty the Queen’s remarkable 70-year reign this year, The Royal Mint have just announced a brand new three-coin series!
Highlighting The Queen’s personal commitment to her people, communities, and to the Commonwealth nations, the three coins are due to be issued this summer and feature designs by artist P.J. Lynch. Each coin will fittingly represent one of the three key areas of Her Majesty’s reign, along with a UK FIRST — The Queen’s signature!
The first coin will feature the honours and awards she bestows on individuals for their service, the second highlights her patronage and support of charities, and the third will celebrate Her Majesty’s tireless work for the Commonwealth.
Releasing this summer!
All three coins are set to be released this summer, with the first coin in June, the second in July and the final of the series released in August.
This truly is the ultimate tribute to Her Majesty the Queen and her incredible dedication to the Crown over the last 70 years.
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