2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Fifty Pence Gold Proof Coin
Limited edition 22 carat gold proof Fifty Pence from a collection issued in memory of Elizabeth II by The Royal Mint.
Gold Proof 2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 50p
- Obverse: First definitive portrait of King Charles III, facing left. Artist: Martin Jennings. Legend: 'CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE'
- Reverse: Shields of royal arms, arranged around a central crown with rose, thistle, shamrock and leek in the angles. '20 22' date divided by leek.
- Specification: Proof coin, struck in 15.50 grams of 916.7 gold. Diameter: 27.30 millimetres. Face value: 50p / Fifty Pence
- Presentation: Limited edition coin from The Royal Mint. Comes in its original presentation packaging
The Elizabeth II Memorial Range
Every milestone in Queen Elizabeth's remarkable 70 year reign has been celebrated on Royal Mint coinage. From her 1953 coronation to her 2022 Platinum Jubilee, we can chart Her Majesties life of service through her official currency.
Following the Queen's peaceful passing on 8 September, the Mint has issued one last tribute in the form of a memorial coin collection. Whether you're a royal fan or a collector of British coins, these pieces represent the perfect memento of Elizabeth II's life and legacy
You can read more about the extensive range on our blog: First UK Coins With Charles III Portrait: Elizabeth II Memorial Range.
First Definitive Coin Portrait Of Charles III
Coins in the Queen Elizabeth memorial collection will be first to feature a new portrait of King Charles III.
The first definitive effigy of the King is the work of Martin Jennings, a British sculptor. The portrait was chosen via a closed competition and approved by the new monarch. As expected, the design shows Charles facing left, the opposite direction to his mother: a tradition that dates back to the seventeenth century.
Jennings' portrait shows King Charles without a crown, his name rendered in English for the legend as 'CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D' rather than the Latin 'CAROLUS' as some had been expecting. 'REX' translates to 'King,' replacing 'REG' or 'REGINA' as used on the Queen's coinage.
New 50p With Historic Reverse
It's likely that the first Charles III coins we find in our change will be a new 50p because the Royal Mint has announced that this commemorative design is headed for circulation.
This coin may look familiar because it's a recreation of the 1953 Crown, issued to mark Her Majesty's coronation. The design shows the constituent parts of the royal arms with national flower emblems between them: an English rose, a Scottish thistle, an Irish shamrock and a Welsh leek which hides the date: 2022.
The design is the work of heraldic artist Edgar Fuller and was modelled by Cecil Thomas.
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 50p Gold Proof||£1,195.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 50p Piedfort Gold Proof||£2,395.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 50p Silver Proof||£85.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 50p Piedfort Silver Proof||£115.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 50p Platinum Proof||£1,495.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 50p Brilliant Uncirculated||£18.00|
£5 Crown With Double Portrait
John Berghdahl's Five Pound coin is a new design but, like the 50p, it pays tribute to the Queen's long life of service.
This coin shows two new portraits of Her Majesty the Queen. The bust to the left shows a youthful Elizabeth who faces while the more mature portrait to the right. The legend above reads 'ELIZABETH REGINA' with '1926-2022' below.
These twin portraits, surmounted by St Edward's Crown and separated by the late Queen's 'EIIR' cypher, draw on the definitive effigies seen on her coinage down the decades with the three-quarters pose and the flourishes behind adding something new to this memorial coin.
Commemorative Oz Memorial Coins
A celebration of two British monarchs on one coin, marking a moment of transition.
These collector's pieces feature King Charles III to the obverse and a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to the reverse.
The graceful reverse design is also the work of John Berghdahl and shows Elizabeth II wearing a triple string of pearls, facing right as she did on her own coinage. A wreath of laurel leaves and roses, tied with a ribbon, surrounds the portrait which is enclosed by the legend 'ELIZABETH REGINA 1926-2022'.
These oz coins take clear inspiration from historic numismatic design. It's worth comparing this to the portrait of Queen Victoria, ensnared with laurels, that appears on one side of her Diamond Jubilee medals.
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 1kg Gold Proof||£82,950.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 10oz Gold Proof||£29,405.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 5oz Gold Proof||£13,395.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 2oz Gold Proof||£5,500.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 1oz Gold Proof||£2,725.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 1/4oz Gold Proof||£725.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 1kg Silver Proof||£2,580.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 10oz Silver Proof||£1,050.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 5oz Silver Proof||£570.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 1oz Silver Proof||£150.00|
|2022 Elizabeth II Memorial 1oz Platinum Proof||£2,305.00|
Charles III Coins With Free Shipping
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Please note: shipping for 2022 Charles III coins may take up to 3 months.
The Royal Mint is anticipating exceptional demand for these Elizabeth II memorial coins. Because of this, many of the coins in this range, including all of the 50ps and £5 Crowns, are subject to a sales window, running to 31 December 2022. The number of orders received will determine the eventual mintage.
As these coins are struck to order we cannot offer refunds or cancellations.
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