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Royal Mint announced the new definitive coin designs for the reign of Charles III: fauna and flora of the United Kingdom:

https://www.royalmint.com/annual-sets/2023/definitives/.
The fauna/flora and value side of the coins.
The fauna/flora and value side of the coins.
Royal Mint website insists on little designs: triple interlocked Cs as background for the value of each coins. Values in numbers easier to read.

And a small Tudor Crown behind the King's neck.
The 50p monarch head side: note the Tudor Crown.
The 50p monarch head side: note the Tudor Crown.
The coin will circulation late December 2023 as banks and shops will require them.
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Pity they haven't used the opportunity to rationalise the lower values. Frankly, anything less than 10p is just a nuisance these days.
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sebjarod wrote: 14 Oct 2023 22:21 Royal Mint announced the new definitive coin designs for the reign of Charles III: fauna and flora of the United Kingdom: https://www.royalmint.com/annual-sets/2023/definitives/.
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Royal Mint website insists on little designs: triple interlocked Cs as background for the value of each coins. Values in numbers easier to read.

And a small Tudor Crown behind the King's neck.
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The coin will circulation late December 2023 as banks and shops will require them.
The 1p design is a hazel dormouse, 2p is a red squirrel, 5p is an oak tree leaf, 10p is a critically endangered woodland grouse (capercaillie), the 20p a puffin, and the 50p a salmon. The bi-metal £1 coin shows a pair of bees and the £2 the floral emblems of the nations of the United KIngdom.

The edge inscription of the new £2 coin was chosen by the King Charles III and reads: "In servitio omnium", which means: "In the service of all".

The coins have been minted with the 2023 year which will appear in Brilliant Uncirculated condition at a premium. The Royal Mint has not said that the 2023 coins will appear in circulation.
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Received my first 50p Charles coin in change earlier in the week, a little scratched in the till/bag. 2022
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Well that's not one of the coins which the Mint announced as "the firs KC3 definitive coins" :o

I wonder what it is?
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https://www.royalmint.com/shop/monarch/queen-elizabeth-ii/he ... ated_coin/
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Celebrate the life and legacy of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch
Struck to honour Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Personally approved by the monarch, the first definitive coinage portrait of His Majesty The King features on the obverse of the coin
The reverse design features a design created for the 1953 coronation crown coin in poignant tribute to Her Majesty
Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
Supplied in an official Royal Mint printed wallet exploring Queen Elizabeth II's historic legacy
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According to https://www.changechecker.org/coin/422/kc3-50p-Her-Majesty-Queen-Elizabeth-II.aspx 4,900,000 are in circulation.
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To commemorate the Life of the Queen, The Royal Mint has released a new UK 50p. And, in particularly interesting news for Change Checkers, the coin features the brand-new portrait of King Charles III for the first time. This is only the second UK royal 50p to be issued, following the sought-after Platinum Jubilee 50p. The 50p features the 2022 date and the reverse design created for the 1953 coronation crown, designed by Edgar Fuller and modelled by Cecil Thomas. The obverse bears the first definitive coinage portrait of His Majesty the King. He faces left in line with tradition and is surrounded by the inscription: CHARLES III | D | G | REX | F | D | 50 PENCE.
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FairyFoot wrote: 10 Nov 2023 04:59 https://www.royalmint.com/shop/monarch/queen-elizabeth-ii/he ... ated_coin/
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Celebrate the life and legacy of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch
Struck to honour Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Personally approved by the monarch, the first definitive coinage portrait of His Majesty The King features on the obverse of the coin
The reverse design features a design created for the 1953 coronation crown coin in poignant tribute to Her Majesty
Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
Supplied in an official Royal Mint printed wallet exploring Queen Elizabeth II's historic legacy
I remember seeing the design before now; but it didn't come up in a search on the RM Website for King Charles III - maybe they sold them all!
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Bill H UK wrote: 15 Oct 2023 05:31
Pity they haven't used the opportunity to rationalise the lower values. Frankly, anything less than 10p is just a nuisance these days.

How quaintly, and totally wastefully, British!

We did away with 1c and 2c coins well over 30 years back. And the 5c AND 10c coins will go the same way soon. It costs 6c to make a 5c coin. CRAZY.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/08/time- ... face-value

Everything is legally 'rounded up' - or down, to the nearest 5c here, and have been for over 30 years. Saves the country and business an absolute fortune in not messing about with worthless copper shrapnel.

Canada also ditched the 1c coin a decade back and their 5c is also doomed -

https://www.numismaticnews.net/world-coins/canadas-5-cent-coin-might-be-next

The Australian Post Office has not issued 1c or 2c stamps for the same period.


The two cent coin was first introduced with decimal currency on 14 February 1966. The original reverse design of the frill-necked lizard has not been changed since the introduction.

Two cent coins were produced by the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Mint Melbourne branch, the Royal Mint Perth branch, and the Royal Mint, Llantrisant. The two cent coin was the last circulating coin for Australia struck outside the Royal Australian Mint.

The cessation of issue of one and two cent coins was announced by the Treasurer in his Budget Speech of 21 August 1990. The decision was based on the loss of real purchasing power through inflation and the cost of minting of these coins. The accompanying Press Release noted that

"…1c and 2c coins will continue to be legal tender: they can still be used to purchase goods and can be deposited with financial institutions in the normal manner."

Both coins were withdrawn from circulation commencing in February 1992.


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But then ours are worth twice as much as yours. :lol:
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Typical British 'head in the sand' Ostrich response. 'Logic' and common sense never is the big winner over there, in any scenario. :D

They cost way more to make than the face value. Total stupidity really. Costing business there mega millions of quid a year, needlessly handling and counting these fishing sinkers.

Why not bring back Farthings while you are lost in space? :lol: :lol:
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The only way to get rid is to shovel them into self-service checkouts........
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Global Admin wrote: 10 Nov 2023 12:20
We did away with 1c and 2c coins well over 30 years back.
Weren't some of the 1c and 2c coins melted down and used for the "bronze" medals at the 2000 Olympic Games?
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FairyFoot wrote: 10 Nov 2023 04:35 Received my first 50p Charles coin in change earlier in the week, a little scratched in the till/bag. 2022

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Changed a note for a small purchase in the Co-op earlier in the week and got this nice shiny 50p Charles III coin in change, my first.

United Kingdom King Charles III 50p piece 2023.
United Kingdom King Charles III 50p piece 2023.
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