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2023 King Charles III Coronation Five Pound Crown Silver Proof Coin

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To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III on the 6th May 2023, The Royal Mint has released a wide range of special edition coins to celebrate the royal occasion. This edition is the silver proof Five Pound coin, featuring a unique design by the esteemed artist, Timothy Noad. His inspiration for the reverse (tails side) design is the Crown Jewels, in particular Saint Edward’s Crown and the Sovereign’s sceptres. The regalia is an integral part of the coronation process, making up a tradition which goes back centuries. The legend reads ‘THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6 MAY 2023’. On the obverse, the crowned portrait of His Majesty the King is visible. What sets this design apart from other portraits of the King is that he is wearing the Tudor Crown, the first time a UK monarch has worn a crown on a British coin effigy in over 350 years. British sculptor Martin Jennings is responsible for this ground-breaking engraving of the King. This collectable UK coin is struck in 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver to The Royal Mint's proof standard, achieved with multiple strikes of hand-prepared dies. Designed for collectors, it measures 38.61 millimetres in diameter and comes in its original presentation packaging which includes a certificate of authenticity. 12,500 coins have been officially authorised by the Mint in this limited edition presentation.
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The silver proof Charles coronation £5 coin in the original Royal Mint presentation box with certificate.

Silver Proof 2023 Charles III £5 Coronation Coin

  • Obverse: Official coin portrait of King Charles III, wearing the Tudor Crown and facing to the left. Designer: Martin Jennings. Legend:  'CHARLES III · D · G · REX F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2023 ·'.
  • Reverse: Timothy Noad’s representation of St Edward’s Crown and the Sovereign's Sceptres, which will be used during the coronation. Legend: ‘THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6 MAY 2023’.
  • Specification: Proof coin, struck in 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.
  • Presentation: Issued in its original limited edition presentation packaging from The Royal Mint, including certificate. One of 12,500 offered in this presentation.

Buy Coronation £5 Coins

Four types of Charles III coronation Crown coins will be released by The Royal Mint and are as follows:

The legend on the reverse of these 2023 Five Pound coins reads 'THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III 6 MAY 2023', with the edge inscription reading ‘GOD SAVE OUR GRACIOUS KING’. On the obverse, the legend reads ‘CHARLES III · D · G · REX F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2023’. The brilliant uncirculated base metal £5 has a milled edge with no edge lettering.

New 2023 Coronation Five Pound Crown

The 2023 Coronation range from The Royal Mint also includes an issue of commemorative Crown coins. Denominated today at Five Pounds, these coins have often been used to celebrate royal anniversaries including birthdays, jubilees, births and coronations.

The reverse of the new 2023 Charles III Coronation Crown was designed by veteran heraldic artist Timothy Noad. Noad is known for redesigning the reverse of the Sovereign, his work appearing on gold coins issued in 2002, 2005 and 2022. The latter design, for the 2022 Jubilee Sovereign, turned out to be the last Sovereign issued during the late Queen's reign.

Noad's 2023 Coronation design was inspired by a recent visit to see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. These historic ceremonial objects will be in use during King Charles' coronation. Speaking to The Royal Mint about his Crown reverse, Noad said:

'I wanted to depict the crown and regalia in an original way. I looked at pictures of previous coronations and imagined zooming in on St Edward's Crown at the moment it is placed on The King's head and, seated on the throne, he will be holding the two sceptres in front of him on either side.'

Coronation of Charles III

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 Will 2023 Coronation Coins Be Available?

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.

Charles III Coronation Coin Collection

A wide range of other King Charles III coronation coins are available to purchase as well as the £5 editions, including 50p coins, troy ounce coins and even a strike-on-the-day sovereign. Each edition features a different design by an esteemed Royal Mint artist, with the full list of other coins as below:

 

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