First Trooping the Colour for King Charles III Confirmed for 2023
The Palace have announced that King Charles III will continue the traditional summer birthday parade know as Trooping the Colour – with some key personnel changes.
The first event will take place on 17th June with the Regiments of the Household Division parading along The Mall from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guard’s Parade.
And for the first time Her Majesty The Queen Consort and The Princess of Wales will step up to new roles in the ceremony.
Camilla will take the post of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, whilst Catherine will become Colonel of the Irish Guards – famous for their Irish Wolfhound mascot.
King Charles III assumes the role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiments of the Household Division, leaving his previous position as Colonel of the Welsh Guards free for Prince William.
These are significant changes to the iconic display of British pageantry which has marked the birthday of the sovereign for over 260 years.
Consequently, collectable pieces marking the occasion are bound to be particularly sought after in 2023 – including the annual Trooping the Colour commemorative stamp cover which invariably sells out every year.
So keep checking back closer to the time to make sure you are don’t miss out on any commemorative issues marking the first Trooping the Colour for our new King.
If you’re interested…
The Westminster Collection still has some commemorative coins available marking Her Majesty the Queen’s last ever Trooping the Colour held earlier in 2022. Click here for details >>>
Could the King Charles III Sovereign be the most sought-after ever?
Read our latest blog on the first King Charles III sovereign – a coin that we predict could be one of the most collectable sovereigns ever.
Known as possibly the most famous coin in history, the Gold Sovereign is the collector’s dream. As Britain’s flagship coin, it’s steeped with incredible history – so if there was any piece to add to your collection, this should certainly be it!
Every year, the classic sovereign and the proof collectable versions are always very high in demand. But this year’s sovereign is like no other seen before…
Just released by The Royal Mint, we’d like to introduce you to the brand-new Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign – the first sovereign to feature the portrait of King Charles III.
The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign – A Unique Collectible
It’s incredibly rare to come across a Memorial Sovereign as it is – but to coincide with that, the reverse has got a rare change in design too!
Unique to the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign, the traditional St George and the Dragon design has made way for a new interpretation of the Royal Coat of Arms. This is an updated version of what appeared on the Platinum Jubilee issue last year, so it’s a very fitting tribute to our late Queen.
But that’s not all – what makes this coin even more spectacular is that it’s the first ever sovereign to feature King Charles III’s portrait. This will make it incredibly popular with collectors!
First King Charles III Sovereign
Every so often, a newly released sovereign will exceed the normal levels of collectability. In the past, this has included Queen Victoria’s first sovereign from 1837, George IV’s only sovereign from 1937, and of course, Queen Elizabeth II’s first sovereign from 1957.
And it won’t be long until this sovereign reaches the same level of demand and collectability!
Even if it wasn’t for the unique design, this sovereign would still rank as one of the most important – being the very first sovereign to feature the new King, it will be the collectible to have in the future.
It’s the sovereign that links Queen Elizabeth II’s and King Charles III’s reigns together – making any sovereign collection incomplete without it.
Available in Gold Proof and Piedfort Quality, make sure you get yours today before it’s too late!
Click here to check out the Memorial Sovereign range for your chance of securing yours >>
Or, check out our latest video below to see them up close:
The 50p coins that walked in Nelson’s footsteps
What is the world’s oldest naval ship still in commission?
I’ll give you a clue (beyond the one in the title). It’s now in its 245th year of service.
The answer is HMS Victory, probably the most famous ship in Britain.
I was surprised to hear that she is still part of the Royal Navy’s fleet, having never been officially decommissioned.
HMS Victory has been in dry dock for 101 years, but over 200 years ago, she was the flagship of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar.
Five-coin set honours HMS Victory for the first time ever
Now, this famous naval vessel is appearing on Silver 50p coins alongside Lord Nelson himself for the very first time as part of a very limited five-coin set.
And our entire edition limit of Silver Proof HMS Victory 50p sets was taken aboard HMS Victory last year and placed in Nelson’s day cabin to soak up centuries of incredible history.
The five 50p designs feature the following:
- HMS Victory at full sail
- The ship’s stern
- Canons at fire
- A portrait of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson
- Nelson’s final moments
Each coin is struck from .925 Sterling Silver to a Proof finish and features its design in full colour!
And the complete set includes the first ever Lord Nelson 50p coin!
Tiny edition limit: Just 400 sets available
Just 400 Silver Proof sets were available, and we now have less than 20 remaining.
How long can 400 sets possibly last? Especially knowing that they have been aboard Victory…
Click here to secure your Silver 50p Set that has been aboard HMS Victory now >>>
By purchasing one of the HMS Victory Silver 50p Sets you will be helping to maintain this important piece of British naval history. £17.45 from each set sold will be donated to the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
Watch our video below where we explore HMS Victory and discuss this exciting coin set!
You may also be interested in our blog on the HMS Victory Masterpiece Silver 5oz 50p — in a presentation alongside real wood from HMS Victory’s restoration.