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2022 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Five Ounce Silver Proof Coin

2022 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express 5 Ounce Silver Proof
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Scarcest 999 silver Hogwarts Express coin from The Royal Mint’s new Harry Potter 25 Years of Magic series. One of just 300 issued! Step on to Platform 9 and 3/4s at London’s Kings Cross Station to catch this magical steam train, on its way to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The iconic locomotive that carried Harry and his pals to school every term in the best-selling books by J K Rowling is shown here waiting for students to embark. The design is the work of Jim Kay, the artist behind the new illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series, adapted for coinage by The Royal Mint’s Ffion Gwillim. These licensed collectors pieces, created in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing, The Blair Partnership and Warner Bros, Entertainment, represent the first time that the Hogwarts Express has featured on official UK currency. The coins in this eagerly-anticipated range are some of the last to feature Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Subsequent releases will use Martin Jennings new definitive effigy of King Charles III. This 5oz coin is struck in 156.30 grams of 99.9% silver, finished to finest proof standard. When you buy a 5oz silver Hogwarts Express £10 coin you’ll receive a brand new collectible in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint. An information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity are enclosed, identifying your commemorative coin as the genuine article, produced by the UK’s national mint.
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Just 300 of these five-ounce silver proof Harry Potter collection coins have been issued featuring Hogwarts Express.

2022 Silver Proof 5oz Hogwarts Express Coin

  • Obverse: Fifth and final coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Diamond Diadem, encircled by a legend that reads: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022'. Artist: Jody Clark.
  • Reverse: Hogwarts Express steam train design, based on an illustration by Jim Kay and adapted for coinage by Ffion Gwillim. Latent image featuring 25 and a lightning bolt to right. '25 YEARS OF MAGIC' below and 'HOGWARTS EXPRESS' above.
  • Specification: Proof coin, struck in 156.30 grams of 99.9% pure silver. Diameter: 65.00 millimetres. Face value: £10 / Ten Pounds.
  • Presentation: One of just 300 coins issued in this presentation by The Royal Mint. Comes in the original display box with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.

Harry Potter: 25 Years Of Magic Series

Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone, the first book in J K Rowling's best-selling children's fantasy series, was published in June 1997. 25 years on, the novels have been translated into 73 languages and adapted into a series of blockbuster films, continuing to capture the hearts of new fans, eager to explore Harry's magical world.

The Royal Mint is celebrating the world of the boy wizard with a range of licensed coins, created in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing, The Blair Partnership and Warner Bros, Entertainment. The pieces in this extensive collection are the first official UK coins to feature characters from Harry Potter and represent a unique collecting opportunity.

25 Years of Magic will feature four designs, available in BUnc, silver and gold proof:

  • 2022 Harry Potter
  • 2022 Hogwarts Express
  • 2023 Dumbledore
  • 2023 Hogwarts School

Read more on about the series on our blog: Accio Numismatica! Royal Mint to Conjure Up Harry Potter Coins.

Hogwarts Express Design By Jim Kay

The second release in the Harry Potter series features the Hogwarts Express, waiting at Platform 9 and 3/4s. The famous steam train transports Harry and his friends from London King's Cross to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located in the highlands of Scotland.

The artist behind this design is Jim Kay who has created a range of fully-illustrated Harry Potter books for Bloomsbury. His whimsical work is inspired by extensive research and a close reading of the original stories. To perfect the appearance of the Hogwarts Express, Kay created a model then used DIY tester pots to create the finished painting. The design was adapted for coinage by Ffion Gwillim, a product designer at The Royal Mint.

The words 'HOGWARTS EXPRESS' feature at the top of the coin with '25 YEARS OF MAGIC' below.

Fifth And Final Portrait Of Elizabeth II

The first two coins in the 25 Years of Magic collection feature Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, despite being issued after her passing in September 2022. Introduced in 2015, Clark's profile shows Her Majesty wearing the Diamond Diadem, surrounded by a legend that reads 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D' followed by the denomination and the year (2022).

The Royal Mint will not cease striking Queen Elizabeth's portrait until January 2023, after which all new currency - including circulating and commemorative coins - will be issued with Martin Jenning's new effigy of King Charles III. This definitive royal portrait was unveiled in late 2022 and shows His Majesty facing left, the opposite direction to his mother.

Subsequent coins in the Harry Potter series will feature Jennings' portrait, meaning that the collection will straddle this fascinating period of coinage transition.

Limited Edition Official Harry Potter Coins

You can identify genuine Royal Mint Harry Potter coins via the special latent image, included on the reverse of each design. Depending on how you tilt the coin you'll either be able to see a lightning bolt (like Harry's scar) or a '25', denoting the anniversary of these immensely popular books.

We've found that coins inspired by great British children's books are among the most popular releases from The UK's national mint. Winnie the Pooh coins and Beatrix Potter 50ps remain favourites, attracting new audiences to the world of coin collecting. 

All the coins in the range are being offered in limited numbers (just 100 for the sparkling 2oz gold pieces). As the gold and large silver Harry Potter coins have now sold out on The Royal Mint's website, we anticipate that buyers will soon snap up their remaining stock of Hogwarts Express pieces. We've still got some left but the opportunity to get hold of these coins is dwindling.

How To Buy A Royal Mint Harry Potter Coin?

We're excited to offer the full range of Royal Mint Harry Potter coins which will be released over the coming months.

If you want to be the first to get your hands on these 25 Years Of Magic coins with free, insured UK shipping then you should sign up for product alerts. Simply create an account then hit the 'TRACK PRODUCT' button on your preferred coin and we'll send you an email as soon as our stock goes live.

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  Composition Value Weight Diameter
2022 Harry Potter 2oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold £200 62.42g 40.00mm
2022 Harry Potter 1/4oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold £25 7.80g 22.00mm
2022 Harry Potter 50p Gold Proof 916.7 Gold  50p  15.50g 27.30mm
2022 Harry Potter 5oz Silver Proof 999 Silver £10  156.30g 65.00mm
2022 Harry Potter 2oz Silver Proof 999 Silver  £5  62.86g 40.00mm
2022 Harry Potter 1oz Silver Proof 999 Silver  £2 31.21g 38.61mm
2022 Harry Potter 50p Silver Proof 925 Silver 50p  8.00g 27.30mm
2022 Harry Potter 50p BU Cupronickel  50p  8.00g 27.30mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 2oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold £200 62.42g 40.00mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 1/4oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold  £25  7.80g 22.00mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 50p Gold Proof 916.7 Gold 50p  15.50g 27.30mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 5oz Silver Proof 999 Silver £10 156.30g 65.00mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 2oz Silver Proof 999 Silver £5  62.86g 40.00mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 1oz Silver Proof 999 Silver  £2  31.21g 38.61mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 50p Silver Proof 925 Silver  50p  8.00g 27.30mm
2022 Hogwarts Express 50p BU Cupronickel  50p 8.00g 27.30mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 2oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold £200  62.42g 40.00mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 1/4oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold £25 7.80g 22.00mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 50p Gold Proof 916.7 Gold 50p  15.50g 27.30mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 5oz Silver Proof 999 Silver £10 156.30g 65.00mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 2oz Silver Proof 999 Silver  £5  62.86g 40.00mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 1oz Silver Proof 999 Silver  £2  31.21g 38.61mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 50p Silver Proof 925 Silver  50p 8.00g 27.30mm
2022 Albus Dumbledore 50p BU Cupronickel  50p  8.00g 27.30mm
2022 Hogwarts School 2oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold £200  62.42g 40.00mm
2022 Hogwarts School 1/4oz Gold Proof 999.9 Gold £25 7.80g 22.00mm
2022 Hogwarts School 50p Gold Proof 916.7 Gold 50p  15.50g 27.30mm
2022 Hogwarts School 5oz Silver Proof 999 Silver £10  156.30g 65.00mm
2022 Hogwarts School 2oz Silver Proof 999 Silver  £5  62.86g 40.00mm
2022 Hogwarts School 1oz Silver Proof 999 Silver  £2  31.21g 38.61mm
2022 Hogwarts School 50p Silver Proof 925 Silver 50p 8.00g 27.30mm
2022 Hogwarts School 50p BU Cupronickel 50p  8.00g 27.30mm

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