2023 King Charles III Struck On The Day Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Sovereign Coronation
Buy strike-on-the-day Sovereign to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation, Issued in the original Royal Mint presentation box and struck to a brilliant uncirculated standard.
BU SOTD 2023 Charles III Coronation Sovereign
- Obverse: Martin Jennings’ portrait of King Charles III, facing left and wearing the Tudor Crown. Lettering reads: 'CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·'.
- Reverse: The legendary engraving of Saint George slaying the dragon by Italian artist, Benedetto Pistrucci. Year date '2023' is below the design.
- Specification: Brilliant uncirculated coin, struck in 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Legal tender value: £1 / One Pound.
- Presentation: Issued in its original limited edition presentation packaging from The Royal Mint, including certificate. One of just 1,250 offered in this presentation.
2023 Coronation Gold Sovereign Unveiled
The 2023 Coronation range includes the first 2023-dated gold Sovereign. This brilliant uncirculated coin is to be struck on the day of the coronation: 6 May 2023. Such 'strike on the day' Sovereigns are rare and sought-after by collectors. These coins take serious craftsmanship to produce so only a very limited number can be minted in a single day.
The 2023 struck on the day Sovereign features the classic St George and the dragon reverse design, created for the first modern Sovereigns by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci. This motif is instantly recognisable to collectors of British coins and makes a welcome return to the surface of these gold coins after being replaced with new designs on recent issues. The obverse shows the new crowned portrait of King Charles III together with the date, with the legend reading ‘CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX FID · DEF ·’
Buy Charles III Sovereigns
King Charles III's first Sovereigns were the special 2022 Memorial collection issued to commemorate the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. These 22-carat gold coins feature a one-off royal arms design by renowned British coinage artist Jody Clark, paired with Martin Jennings' definitive effigy of His Majesty. An earlier release of 2022-dated Sovereigns was made with a special reverse to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. This makes 2022-dated sovereigns unusual in that two monarchs are depicted on the coinage for that year, going against centuries of precedent where a certain year date would only have one monarch on it.
Charles III Coronation
Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 2023. His Majesty became King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.
Charles' coronation will be the first such royal ceremony held in roughly three generations. To celebrate this momentous national occasion the UK's national mint has announced the release of an expansive range of official commemorative coins, featuring commissioned designs by a trio of talented engravers.
The 2023 Charles III Coronation range from The Royal Mint features £5 coins, a new 50p and a range of troy ounce coins struck in silver and gold. There's even a special gold Sovereign, due to be struck on the day of His Majesty's coronation. Perhaps most excitingly, coins in the range will feature a new portrait of The King, specially created for this occasion.
This is not the first time that a British coronation has been celebrated with new coinage but it is undoubtedly the most extensive collection ever produced with options for a wide range of UK coin collectors.
Crowned Coronation Portrait Of Charles III
The first definitive coin portrait of King Charles was unveiled in late 2022 to much fanfare. The artist behind this important design is British sculptor Martin Jennings, better known for his large sculptures of UK literary figures. Commissioned before Charles ascended to the throne, the effigy shows The King looking left and has already been seen on coins in the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial range as well as other commemorative and circulating coins.
Though Jennings new portrait has only been in use for a few months we already have a new design to admire.
Coins in the 2023 Charles III Coronation range will feature a brand new crowned portrait, personally approved by His Majesty. This design shows Charles wearing the so-called Tudor Crown. The real Tudor Crown was destroyed in the seventeenth century but a stylised representation is still used in heraldry, including as part of The King's royal cypher.
The new portrait represents the first time that a British King has appeared crowned on his money for several centuries. While Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria were shown wearing crowns or, rather, diadems, on some of their coins, male monarchs have been shown crownless on UK money since the time of King Charles II. However, there are some international coins showing Charles III's ancestors wearing a royal crown, including his grandfather, King George VI.
When Can I Buy The 2023 Coronation Coins?
You'll be able to buy official 2023 Coronation coin from 9am (BST) on Monday 24 April on The Britannia Coin Company website. That's the same time as The Royal Mint will release their stock.
Our 2023 Royal Mint Coronation coins are brand new and come in their original presentation packaging with their numbered certificates of authenticity enclosed. All our new coins are quality checked before they leave our shop in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.
The advantage of buying your Charles III Coronation coins from us is that we offer free UK postage. If you're ordering from elsewhere we charge a flat £15 rate for international shipping, regardless of the value of your order or its destination. Visit our Delivery page for more information on postage and packing.
2023 Charles Coronation Coin Collection
A wide range of King Charles III coronation coins are available to purchase as well as the strike on the day Sovereign, including 50p coins, £5 Crowns and ounce / kilo editions. Each edition features a different design by an esteemed Royal Mint artist, with the full list of other coins as below:
- 2023 Coronation 50p Ordinary Circulation
- 2023 Coronation 50p Brilliant Uncirculated
- 2023 Coronation 50p Silver Proof
- 2023 Coronation 50p Silver Proof Piedfort
- 2023 Coronation 50p Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation £5 Brilliant Uncirculated
- 2023 Coronation £5 Crown Silver Proof
- 2023 Coronation £5 Crown Silver Proof Piedfort
- 2023 Coronation £5 Crown Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation 1/40oz Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation 1/4oz Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation 1oz Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation 2oz Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation 5oz Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation 1kg Gold Proof
- 2023 Coronation 1oz Silver Proof
- 2023 Coronation 2oz Silver Proof
- 2023 Coronation 5oz Silver Proof
- 2023 Coronation 1kg Silver Proof
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