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Release dates and updates for the coins of 2023

We are only a few days into 2023, and already, we know of 7 coins that will be released this year. This includes the second half of the spellbinding Harry Potter collection, a £5 coin to celebrate the 75th birthday of His Majesty King Charles III, two 50p coins, one in recognition of 75 Years of the National Health Service and the other is celebrating 75 years of the Windrush Generation. There will also be two £2 coins released, one for J.R.R. Tolkien and the other for the Flying Scotsman's 100 year journey.

Let's take a look...

To mark 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, a set of four spellbinding 50p coins are being produced. Each coins design is based on Jim Kay's drawings from the illustrated version of the book. These coins are extraordinarily unusual because the clever designer has created a lenticular feature on every coin in the set. When you tilt the coin, the iconic lightning bolt replaces the number 25.

The first two coins in the set have already been released, the first being a portrait of Harry Potter, and second is an image of Hogwarts Express, the train that travels from the famous Platform 9 and 3/4 to take the children to Hogwarts School.

Albus Dumbledore will be the face of the third Harry Potter coin, and is expected to be available in February 2023. This will be the first coin in the set to show the portrait of King Charles III.

The final coin in the set will depict the magical

and is expected to be released in April 2023.

Demand for this collection is expected to be high so buy yours now!

Celebrating the Centenary of Flying Scotsman

Earning its name from the daily 10.00 am London to Edinburgh rail service, the Flying Scotsman’s 100-year journey has seen it break railway records, gain worldwide fame, and become an enduring symbol of the great age of steam. As the Flying Scotsman celebrates its centenary in 2023, The Royal Mint has produced a £2 coin to celebrate the oldest working locomotive still operating on the UK’s mainline railways. The coin will also bear a fitting edge inscription, ‘LIVE FOR THE JOURNEY’.

Celebrating the Life and Work of JRR Tolkien

As the maker of Middle-earth, the father of modern fantasy fiction, and an accomplished scholar and philologist, J.R.R. Tolkien is best known for creating the seminal fantasy novel The Hobbit in 1937 and the immensely popular The Lord of the Rings in 1954–55. In honor of Tolkien’s intellect and imagination, this £2 coin features Tolkien’s unique monogram encircled by a skilfully designed runic band. ‘NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST’, a quote taken from the poem, ‘The Riddle of Strider,’ which features in Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, serves as the coin’s edge inscription.

75 Years of the National Health Service

Established in 1948 with the aim of providing care, based on need, and free at the point of use, the National Health Service (NHS) has been a vital component of British society since its creation. Celebrating 75 years of care, compassion, and devotion, this commemorative UK 50p coin features a reverse design that incorporates words that reflect our universal appreciation of the NHS.

75 Years of the Windrush Generation 50p

On June 21, 1948, a ship called HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, in Essex, having arrived from Jamaica. The ship has become symbolic of its passengers and their subsequent generations who have played a pivotal role in shaping the United Kingdom since the Second World War. This 50p coin commemorates 75 years since the ship’s arrival and features a design by the artist Valda Jackson, whose parents came to Britain from the Caribbean, which depicts two of the ship’s passengers set against a backdrop of the Union flag. Currently there are no dates on the release of the above four coins, but stay tuned and we will keep you updated.

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