Approved by Buckingham Palace – The Official King Charles III Coronation Coins

A series of coronation coins have been approved by Buckingham Palace – featuring the official British Isles portrait of King Charles III.

Whilst we await for confirmation on a UK coronation coin, Buckingham Palace has approved a series of 50p coins celebrating His Majesty’s upcoming coronation in May.

However, one particular coin has been catching the attention of collectors…

The Dual-Plated King Charles III Coronation 50p

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King Charles III Coronation Coin – the Dual-Plated 50p

This 50p features the inscription ‘God Save the King‘ and is uniquely plated with a dual-plated finish of silver and 24 carat gold – not something we see very often.

This is the first coin in a brand new British Isles 50p series being issued over the coming months in the lead up to the coronation, all approved by the King himself.

You can add this coin to your collection today for our introductory offer of £4.99 (+p&p)a saving of £20by clicking here.

Meet the obverse designer – Glyn Davies

In anticipation of these coins being issued, we spoke with Glyn Davies – the artist behind the British Isles King Charles III coinage portrait.

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Glyn Davies Interview – meet the artist behind King Charles’ British Isles coin portrait

He explained that the process of creating our monarch’s portrait took him nearly 6 months. It involved initial sketches, concept sketches, clay models, digital drawings, and even having Raphael Maklouf check over them.

Raphael Maklouf famously designed the United Kingdom’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that appeared on our coinage between 1985 to 1997.

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Raphael Maklouf’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the 1986 Commemorative £2. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Watch or read our full interview with Glyn Davies here >>

King Charles III’s Coronation – what we know so far

With King Charles III’s Coronation (code name Operation Golden Orb) is set for Saturday 6th May, 2023, plans are already in place.

  • During the ceremony, the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort.
  • The King will be crowned with the solid gold 17th Century St Edward’s Crown.
  • There will be an extra bank holiday across the UK, on Monday 8th May.
  • It’s expected to be shorter and smaller in scale than Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation.
  • The King and Queen Consort will travel to Westminster Abbey in the King’s procession, and return to Buckingham Palace in a larger coronation procession, where they will be joined by other members of the Royal Family.
  • The ceremony is likely to be broadcast live.

Find out more here >>

Add the Dual-Plated Coronation to your collection!


  1. David Eddison on March 6, 2023 at 3:32 am

    I’m hoping to source information regarding the 1937 trial Crown sized pieces struck for George VI in lead.
    I can forward on pictures when I’m receive a reply
    David Matthew Eddison

    • Kate Morgan on March 16, 2023 at 11:50 am

      Hi David, you might be best joining our community group on Facebook to discuss coin information. Alternatively you could contact our customer service team who may be able to help. Kind regards

  2. Jean Jackson on March 4, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Whilst I understand the reason for limiting the quantity per household, it doesn’t help grandparents who wish to purchase for their grandchildren.
    I have two and never buy one without the other.

    • Kate Morgan on March 16, 2023 at 11:49 am

      Hi Jean, sorry about this. If you contact our customer service team they may be able to help you order more than 1. Kind regards

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