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King Charles III Coins Enter Circulation

The first coins bearing the official effigy of King Charles III started to appear in circulation from 8 December 2022. Post office branches around the UK received 4.9 million 50 pence coins.

Production of Charles III Circulating Coins Has Started

The Royal Mint has started manufacturing the first circulating coins featuring the portrait of King Charles III, representing the biggest change to UK coinage since decimalisation. The first coins will start to appear in the public’s change very soon.

The Coins and Banknotes of Queen Elizabeth II – An Insight Into the On-Going...

Charles III has become the new King of the United Kingdom and collectors are expecting new coins. But when will they come? And what about new banknotes? What money retains its legal tender status? Michael Alexander explains the monetary aspects of the changeover.

Unveiling the Official Coin Effigy of King Charles III

The Royal Mint has unveiled the official coin effigy of King Charles III, designed by Martin Jennings. The King’s portrait will first appear on a £5 coin and 50p commemorating the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Be Aware of King Charles III “Pretender”

The UK has a new king but newly advertised coins depicting King Charles III that are issued by countries not part of the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth might not be a good long-term investment warns the Professional Numismatists Guild.

This Guide Knows the Worth of the Coins in Your Pocket

Did you ever wonder if there are any valuable coins in your pocket? The brand-new edition of Philip Mussel’s handy little guide “Spend It? Save It?” features up-to-date prices for all the coins you can find in your change when you are in the UK.

Royal Mint Celebrates Codebreaker Alan Turing on 50 Pence Coin

The Royal Mint has launched a collectable 50p to celebrate the life and work of Alan Turing for the first time on a coin. Turing has become famous for his achievements in codebreaking during WWII and as an icon of the LSBT*Q movement.

British Museum Displays “Mary Gillick: Modelling The Queen’s Portrait”

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee the British Museum has opened a free display on Mary Gillick’s portrait of Elizabeth II. This portrait was used for the first ever coin of Queen Elizabeth II. But there is more to discover on the sculptor.

Winnie the Pooh: Because Collectors Love Childhood Character Coins

A survey by The Royal Mint has found that childhood character coins are inspiring new and younger collectors. The research marks the launch of the latest coin from the Winnie the Pooh series.

Is Paying With Collector Coins A Crime in the UK?

In the UK collector coins have legal tender status but are not intended as a means of payment. Confusing? Michael Alexander explains why a coin collector according to that law was first charged with theft – and then turned the tables.
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