Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II And Modern Numismatic History

The Royal Mint has released a series commemorating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest reign of a monarch in the history of the United Kingdom.

Interestingly, these coins will also be the first coins to bear the portrait of the new monarch, Charles III, on the obverse of the coin, making the end of an era:


This makes for quite an interesting holiday gift to the coin collector, investor, or historical enthusiast that's on your list.

With brilliant uncirculated crowns that have two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse going for around US$17, and 50 pence with a different reverse design consisting of coats of arms going for $13.14 on the low end, there's plenty for the starting collector.  You can also, if there's a goldbug in your life, get a commemorative memorial sovereign for $830.00.

These will only be on sale through December 31, 2022 or until they run out. A neat opportunity to pickup a piece of history.


ccm2361 said...

Anything with the queen on it seems to be selling like crazy right now.

ProudHillbilly said...

Oooo...Not a collector but that marks a huge turning point in the history I've been living through for 68 years. Unfortunately, ain't no way I can afford it.

glasslass said...

There is a coin counter at my bank and once a year I go and dump all my change from the last year. Recently it spit out a coin. Didn't think much of it and threw it on my desk. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a Queen Elizabeth 1 pound. Someone gave it to me as a quarter. Had a friend back in the early '80's that would give me all his paper money and coins from his travels. He was a consultant in the middle east. Not a clue what to do with this stuff and I'm not sure if all the countries even exist anymore.

Aaron said...

ccm2361: Yes, i expect these commemoratives to be rather popular.

ProudHillbilly: Yep, the gold is spendy, but the crown and 50 pence are quite affordable.

glasslass: Neat story with the pound, some of the coins and notes might have some collector value or just make nice keepsakes.