The 2023 Annual Set issued earlier this morning was rumoured to be the most sought-after commemorative annual set to date…
…and the rumours were true.
The coins are the very first 2023 dated coins to feature King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse and collectors have been racing to guarantee them for their collections.
Record breaking sell outs
Within just 16 minutes of release, the Silver Proof and Silver Piedfort specifications of the 2023 Annual Set were no longer available to order at The Royal Mint.
The Premium Proof and Proof 2023 Annual Sets were also in high demand, becoming unavailable to order at The Royal Mint in less than an hour of release.
A new era of UK coinage
The 2023 Annual Set includes two brand new 50p coins, two £2 coins and a new £5 coin.
Each of the coins in this highly sought-after set feature King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse. And importantly, this is the first time His Majesty‘s effigy is seen on a UK £2 coin.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the BBC and to celebrate, the Royal Mint has released a brand new UK 50p. Over the last century, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been providing information, education and entertainment globally, broadcasting some of the world’s most exciting highs, but has also delivering some of the biggest lows.
Developed in partnership with the BBC, the reverse design takes inspiration from the BBC World News logo.
Sold out within 2 hours
The Royal Mint experienced queues of over 6,500 on their website, and in less than 2 hours of release, all premium specifications of the 100th Anniversary of the BBC 50p had completely sold out at the Royal Mint.
With all gold and silver specifications selling out so quickly at The Royal Mint, demand for the brilliant uncirculated BBC 50p is sure to rise significantly. However, you can still secure it in gold and silver specifications on our website whilst stocks last.
The BBC 50p Range
Celebrating an incredible 100 years of the British Broadcasting Corporation providing education, information and entertainment to the world with this brand new release. Prices from just £4.99 (+p&p).
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.