OUR NEW KING’S FIRST COIN PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST CROWN COIN OF HIS PREDECESSOR AND MOTHER.
The very first British coin of King Charles III to enter circulation is a seven-sided fifty pence coin with a design that’s identical to the first commemorative coin of his predecessor, and mother, Queen Elizabeth II. In fact, it’s the ONLY coin of King Charles III presently in circulation in Britain, although with only 5 million released they are very difficult to come by.
The new coin, which features a portrait of King Charles III on the obverse, has on the reverse the four shields of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This very same design featured on his mother’s Coronation Crown coin of 1953, which was the first commemorative coin of her reign too!
This set brings those two coins together in a son’s tribute to his mother: the 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation five shilling crown, and the 2022 King Charles III fifty pence.
The 1953 crown is cupronickel and in near Uncirculated quality, while the 2022 Fifty Pence coin is solid Sterling silver and minted to Proof quality standards. The two coin set may be yours for just £229, housed in a presentation case with informative certificate of authenticity.
This is the first commemorative coin of Queen Elizabeth II, and the first commemorative of King Charles III, with the same design, one in tribute to the other!
The two coin is housed in a presentation case with informative certificate of authenticity.