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!


In just 70 days the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty the Queen has confirmed that it will be celebrated with the nation’s FIRST EVER Royal 50p coin.

The design has been revealed today, and it certainly is something to look forward to

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The UK 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p Reverse Design Reveal

The new design features the all-important number ‘70’, representing the 70 years that the Queen has been our Sovereign.

The Royal Proclamation has confirmed that the nation’s FIRST Royal 50p will be issued in a range of specifications (including Platinum, Gold, Silver and of course Cupro-nickel).

We’re really hoping that we’ll see these 50p coins in circulation, and we’re expecting serious collector demand rivalling that seen in 1977 and 2002.

And that’s not all!

Intriguing alternative Queen’s head design

It has also been confirmed there will be an exciting alternative Queen’s Head design.

For now, that design still remains TOP SECRET, but we do know that it’s going to portray Her Majesty on horseback, in what appears to be a nod to her original 1953 Coronation Crown

1953 Coronation Crown


As we mentioned, we’re expecting serious collector demand as Britain’s most popular coin will be used to commemorate this once in a lifetime moment.

The first UK coin released to mark the Platinum Jubilee (The UK 2022 Sovereign) SOLD OUT in UNDER A DAY. We’re expecting the next Royal release to go the same way.

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