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His Majesty King Charles III

The Coronation of
His Majesty King Charles III

The world’s first official crowned coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III appears for the first time on our new Coronation Coin Collection. The limited-edition collection marks the historic event that took place at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023. This beautifully crafted range is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history.



Made for a New King

The design on the reverse of the UK 50p coin is by Natasha Jenkins and shows Westminster Abbey in London, the location of British coronations since 1066.


Royal Symbols

Timothy Noad’s design for the reverse of the £5 coin features the Coronation Regalia, including St Edward’s Crown, first used for the coronation of Charles II in 1661.


Heraldic Design

Designed by John Bergdahl, the reverse design on the ounce and kilogram coins in the coronation collection features a new interpretation of the Royal Arms.

The Sovereign

Make Your Piece of History

Mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on May 6, 2023, with a Sovereign struck at The Royal Mint on this historic day.


Pieces of History

To mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, we have created a range of historic coin sets for a key moment in history.




Frequently Asked Questions

Each year, The Royal Mint celebrates British milestones, anniversaries, and individuals on official UK coins. As the nation comes together to celebrate His Majesty King Charles III's coronation, The Royal Mint has produced a special collection of coins, including a 50p, to mark the occasion.

With a long history of striking coins for every British Monarch, it is fitting for The Royal Mint to celebrate His Majesty's coronation

We are delighted to confirm that 5 million of the coronation 50p coins will enter into circulation later this year. The 50p coins entering circulation will not feature King Charles III's crowned coin portrait. The obverse (heads side) will feature the coin portrait designed by Martin Jennings, revealed in late 2022. The crowned coin portrait will appear on the commemorative coronation coins only.

The Royal Mint has a long history of producing coronation medals to celebrate and mark when a new monarch is crowned as King or Queen. These portraits often depict the monarch wearing a crown to symbolize the moment that a King or Queen is crowned. For His Majesty King Charles III’s coronation, The Royal Mint has adapted this age-old tradition by introducing the first official crowned coinage portrait of His Majesty produced by Martin Jennings, to appear on a range of commemorative coins marking King Charles III’s coronation.

For those wanting to mark these historic moments of national celebration with a lasting reminder, an official UK coin struck by The Royal Mint is the perfect opportunity.

The crown that features on His Majesty King Charles III’s crowned coin portrait, can be identified as the Tudor Crown. This was personally selected by His Majesty and is the same crown that can be seen as part of The King’s Royal Cypher.

Historically a Monarch's Crown has varied considerably in physical form and in its renderings in art. This can be traced back to the start of Edward VII's reign, with a standard form of a Crown being depicted on coins as part of his portrait.

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