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I am confused. I take it there is no King Charles III coronation set.

BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have looked in vain for a coin set like the 1953 Elizabeth II set and the two 1937 sets that were issued for King George VI. I did see some gold coins with ridiculously low mintages that are already sold out. That is very disappointing.

It seems that there is no set, which is odd given the gold coin sets that England has issued for much less important events.

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  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    They seem to be gearing up for a sovereign set https://www.royalmint.com/shop/monarch/charles-iii/coronation/ryi-sovereign/

    I would think there is zero chance of them not cashing in on it.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They issued this set for George VI in 1937. I know it would cost a lot, but one would think that the British Mint would issue something like this.

    They issued a number of gold sets for Elizabeth I in the '80s, '90s and 2000s.

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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭

    @John Conduitt said:
    They seem to be gearing up for a sovereign set https://www.royalmint.com/shop/monarch/charles-iii/coronation/ryi-sovereign/

    I would think there is zero chance of them not cashing in on it.

    Yep - get on their mailing list and be ready to shell out some big bucks.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Exbrit said:

    @John Conduitt said:
    They seem to be gearing up for a sovereign set https://www.royalmint.com/shop/monarch/charles-iii/coronation/ryi-sovereign/

    I would think there is zero chance of them not cashing in on it.

    Yep - get on their mailing list and be ready to shell out some big bucks.

    As it is with U.S. commemorative coins, it might be better to wait a few years, and buy them in a few years. It’s sad that the British Government has become so greedy. If they want collectors respect the monarchy, this is not the way to do it.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1937 set you posted looks attractive-

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  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,026 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "it might be better to wait a few years"

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    Britain Charles II crown 1662
    Silver, 40 mm, 29.70 gm

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    Britain Charles II half crown 1663
    Silver, 33 mm, 14.30 gm

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @John Conduitt said:
    They seem to be gearing up for a sovereign set https://www.royalmint.com/shop/monarch/charles-iii/coronation/ryi-sovereign/

    I would think there is zero chance of them not cashing in on it.

    The royal mint has shown more respect for a “football event” (soccer) than their king’s coronation. I’ll wait to see what shows up at the shows in the next few years to fill the Charles III spot in my collection. Their marketing had been the pits.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭

    They’ve put out a lot of coronation associated coins, but I haven’t seen any mention of a medal yet. Some nice designs, but just too many.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, Charles I in the secondary market. A Charles I Unite.

    And Charles II. A shilling

    And a half guinea


    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice - especially the Unite.

  • NysotoNysoto Posts: 3,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Posted publicly on Twitter by Cameron Maclean, the medal is in the Hunter Collection at the University of Glasgow. "Scottish coronation medal of Charles II. It was cast to celebrate the coronation of Charles II on 1st January 1651, the last to take place in Scotland."


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  • OrlenaOrlena Posts: 300 ✭✭✭

    @BillJones I think the proof sov set coming later this year is it. I managed to get a SOTD sov which is now in the mail (excuse the bragging). That proof set is going to be a winner if it’s a crowned portrait as speculated

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There’s a hallmark for his coronation:

    https://youtu.be/SMeL9Jcaxjk

    I have an example and I think it’s super cool:

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