The story of the 1-a-minute Coronation sell-out
With a bank holiday weekend, star-studded concert, street parties across the nation and sell-out collectibles, the Coronation of King Charles III will be THE royal celebration of a lifetime.
Coin collectors don’t need telling twice how important this event is. The first Coronation for 70 years is going to be massive.
And the evidence of this came just under a week ago.
100 “Mint Masters” Coronation Sets launched at 9am on Wednesday 22 February. Just before 10:40am we saw a complete sell out.
1 set sold EVERY MINUTE until they were all allocated.
Why did it sell out so quickly?
Approved by King Charles III, the sell-out Mint Masters Set features three Silver £5 coins, issued specially for the Coronation.
Each coin depicts a key element of the Coronation. You have the King’s cypher, the Coronation Carriage and the Imperial State Crown.
A Golden Celebration
Unusually, the Mint Masters Set is reverse-plated in 24 Carat Gold, meaning the coins are struck from Fine Silver but feature additional gold plating.
The obverse designs have been left unplated, making the Coronation elements really stand out.
Each coin in the Mint Masters Set features designs from one of the best in the business, a man synonymous with royalty on coinage.
Timothy Noad has worked as a professional calligrapher, illuminator and heraldic artist for over thirty years, acquiring an international reputation for his elegant and meticulous work.
A prolific designer of British coins and medals, Tim is the artist behind five One Pound coins and three Crowns commemorating royal occasions.
In 2022, he achieved the unique distinction of having his designs chosen for three Gold Sovereigns, The Queen’s Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals.
For the Mint Masters Set, he’s designed the Coronation Carriage and Imperial State Crown.
The end result is one of the best-looking sets you’ll see for the Coronation. Sure to be treasured pieces for the lucky 100 collectors that secured them before the quick sell-out.
If you’re interested…
But there’s good news! If you’re quick, you can get your hands on the Fine Silver Coronation £5 Coin Set. Limited to 995, the coins in this set feature 24 Carat Gold plating on the reverse designs.
Judging by the speed of the Mint Masters Set sell-out, these won’t be available for long so you’ll have to act fast.
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2023 Annual Sets SELLING OUT fast!
The 2023 Annual Set issued earlier this morning was rumoured to be the most sought-after commemorative annual set to date…
…and the rumours were true.
The coins are the very first 2023 dated coins to feature King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse and collectors have been racing to guarantee them for their collections.
Record breaking sell outs
Within just 16 minutes of release, the Silver Proof and Silver Piedfort specifications of the 2023 Annual Set were no longer available to order at The Royal Mint.
The Premium Proof and Proof 2023 Annual Sets were also in high demand, becoming unavailable to order at The Royal Mint in less than an hour of release.
A new era of UK coinage
The 2023 Annual Set includes two brand new 50p coins, two £2 coins and a new £5 coin.
Each of the coins in this highly sought-after set feature King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse. And importantly, this is the first time His Majesty‘s effigy is seen on a UK £2 coin.
The issue of the 2023 Annual Coin Set marks a new era of UK coinage. You can still secure the set in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here.
Introducing the latest member of the Music Legends series… The Rolling Stones!
This year celebrates 60 years since the moment one of Britain’s most iconic bands, The Rolling Stones, first stepped onto the music scene. And what better way to honour this Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty than by appearing on the latest UK £5 coins!
For the past six decades, The Rolling Stones have achieved legendary status as they pioneered their way to the definition of hard rock. So, what’s more fitting than them being chosen as the latest addition to The Royal Mint’s Music Legends family, appearing alongside the likes of Elton John, David Bowie, Queen and The Who.
From ‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction’ to ‘Paint It Black’, there is no denying that The Rolling Stones are one of the most influential British artists to have ever graced our stages. And now, you can celebrate their contribution to the music industry with the new UK £5 coins released in both Brilliant Uncirculated and Silver Proof quality.
Read on below to find out how you can honour this iconic 60th anniversary yourself…
UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Pack
With over 200 million records sold, not only are they one of the best-selling artists of all time, but The Rolling Stones now also have a UK coin dedicated to them for the first time ever!
The BU Pack’s coin design depicts the band playing live in concert, and is struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality that ensures it’s free from any scratches or marks that you would find on circulated coins.
Importantly, your coin will arrive protectively sealed in its official Royal Mint packaging to preserve its quality for generations of music fans to come.
What’s more, the £5 coin also includes the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
And you can secure yours today for just £14.50 (+p&p)! Click here to find out more >>
UK 1oz Silver Coin
You can also celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones with the new UK Silver Proof 1oz coin!
Expertly struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver to a proof finish, the coin depicts the band playing live in concert with the addition of vivid colour to bring the design to life.
Fully approved by The Rolling Stones, this is the fifth coin released in the SELL-OUT Royal Mint Music Legends series!
However, there’s JUST 8,000 issued – and with ALL previous 1oz Silver coins in the Music Legends series having completely SOLD OUT at the Mint, we’re likely to see a quick sell-out happen again.
As an Official Distributor for The Royal Mint, we have a limited number available for Westminster customers. Secure yours today for a deposit of just £21.00 by clicking here >>
Or click here to check out the full The Rolling Stones £5 coin range for a chance of securing yours before it’s too late >>