2022 King Charles III 'Queen Elizabeth II' Memorial 50p Gold Proof

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2022 King Charles III 'Queen Elizabeth II' Memorial 50p Gold Proof + Boxed / COA

The first official coinage of King Charles III commemorating the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The 3 coins making up the memorial collection, issued 3rd October 2022 all carry the first portrait of His Majesty The King, created by British sculptor Martin Jennings. The King’s portrait faces to the left the opposite to Queen Elizabeth II (right)  as is traditional upon a new monarch's reign. The Latin inscription surrounding the effigy reads “• CHARLES III • D • G • REX • F • D translates to ‘King Charles III, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith’. 

The reverse of the 50 pence features a design that originally appeared on the 1953 Coronation Crown. It was struck to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. This design will be released into general circulation in the UK

Martin Jennings, Designer of His Majesty King Charles III’s effigy, said: “It is a privilege to sculpt the first official effigy of His Majesty and to receive his personal approval for the design. The portrait was sculpted from a photograph of The King, and was inspired by the iconic effigies that have graced Britain’s coins over the centuries. It is the smallest work I have created, but it is humbling to know it will be seen and held by people around the world for centuries to come.”
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage (TBC)
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.50 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Reverse Designer Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas
Struck by the Royal mint : Liantrisant 
We endeavour to keep all years available, the image is of the coin you will receive some years may not be available due to rarity, if you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us

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