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Where to buy collectable Queen Elizabeth II coins, including new 50p BBC coin

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Where you can buy commemorative Queen Elizabeth II coins. (The Royal Mint)

The Royal Mint has released numerous coins to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II since her death, the latest being an uncirculated 50p coin to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the BBC.

The coin features a specially crafted reverse design by the artist Henry Gray, which is dedicated to the leading public service broadcaster, while the other side features a portrait of the late monarch.

The coins start at just £11, rising to £59.50 and £110 for limited-edition versions of which there are only a few thousand available.

The 100th Anniversary of Our BBC 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin | £11 from The Royal Mint

New Royal Mint coin released to commemorate the centenary of the BBC. (The Royal Mint)
New Royal Mint coin released to commemorate the centenary of the BBC. (The Royal Mint)

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£110 at The Royal Mint

Last month, the official coin of King Charles III was unveiled by the Royal Mint, which will eventually replace all currency that pictures Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Royal Mint has since released a special Queen Elizabeth II memorial coin collection, in tribute to the longest-reigning monarch in British history. The collection is also the first opportunity to own a coin with the new King Charles III portrait by Martin Jennings.

The King’s portrait is featured on a special £5 Crown and 50p, which on the reverse features a portrait of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the centre as a tribute to her life and service.

The collection is a limited run and is available from Monday, 3 October 2022 until Saturday, 31 December 2022.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022 UK 1oz Silver Proof Coin | £99.50 from The Royal Mint

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin | £14.50 from The Royal Mint

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin | £11 from The Royal Mint

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Many of us want to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's life and make sure we have a keepsake for years to come. A timeless memento would be one of The Royal Mint's commemorative coins – of which there are many options.

The collectables range in price, starting from £7 for a special 50p coin commissioned for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, to uncirculated – and therefore rarer – coins directly from The Royal Mint that can go for thousands.

1957 Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign | £845 from The Royal Mint

This 22-Carat Gold coin was from a very poignant year. (The Royal Mint)
This 22-Carat Gold coin was from a very poignant year. (The Royal Mint)

This coin was the first mass-produced, 22-carat gold Sovereign of Her Majesty's reign in 1957. The year was a poignant year for the Queen who made her first visit to the USA. It was also the year of her first televised Christmas broadcast.

50p Platinum Jubilee Uncirculated Coin | £7 from The Royal Mint

This is the first time The Royal Mint has celebrated a royal event on a 50p coin. (The Royal Mint)
This was the first time The Royal Mint had celebrated a royal event on a 50p coin. (The Royal Mint)

The uncirculated coin has '70' and the dates 1952-2022 on one side and a portrait of the Queen on a horse on the other. This coin has a finer finish than the 50p coins currently in circulation, making it a great collectable.

This was also the first time a royal event had been commemorated on a UK 50p coin, so that makes it extra special.

£5 Platinum Jubilee Uncirculated Coin | £10 from The Royal Mint

The packaging explores the Queen's journey through the years. (The Royal Mint)
The packaging explores the Queen's journey through the years. (The Royal Mint)

This lasting keepsake includes a design by the renowned artist John Bergdahl. Similar to the 50p coin, it has a portrait of the Queen on a horse on one side.

As well as the coin itself, collectors will receive a booklet exploring the Queen's life throughout the years. The coin sits atop this booklet, giving you the option to keep them both together for the future.

Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Half-Sovereign Set | £1,150 from The Royal Mint

There's only 499 of this set available. (The Royal Mint)
There's only 499 of this set available. (The Royal Mint)

This half sovereign set features year-dated bullion half sovereigns for the Queen's Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee years.

Designed by artist Timothy Noad, the 2002-dated half sovereign features a Royal Arms reverse design. The most impressive part? There are only 499 in circulation making it a true collector's item.

Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Sovereign Set | £1,800 from The Royal Mint

A truly special item. (The Royal Mint)
A truly special item. (The Royal Mint)

Similar to the half sovereign, this set is one of just 499 available for collectors. At £1,800, it's an investment piece. It features year-dated bullion sovereigns for the Queen's Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee years with a special jubilee reverse side.

The limited edition set also includes a 2012 Sovereign that features an alternative St George and the dragon reverse design by Paul Day.