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The Mother and Son First Coinage Collection 1953 and 2023 brings together the first coins of Queen Elizabeth II and her son and successor, His Majesty King Charles III, produced in the years of their respective coronations in 1953 and 2023. Struck 70 years apart, these coins celebrate the special relationship between mother and son, and the role The Royal Mint has in producing coins for a new reign.

This set includes a half-crown, florin, shilling, sixpence, threepence, penny, halfpenny and a farthing struck in 1953 when Queen Elizabeth II held her coronation. The reverse designs on these coins were mainly heraldic in theme and only certain denominations had their designs changed at the start of Her Majesty’s reign. The first coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the obverse, designed by Mary Gillick.

The commemorative crown produced to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty is also included as part of this set. The obverse features an equestrian portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on her horse Winston as designed by Gilbert Ledward. The reverse features a design by Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas which later appeared on a memorial 50p coin in 2022 after the sad passing of Elizabeth II.

The coins of King Charles III included in this set include the eight definitive UK coins of his reign, from the 1p through to the £2. Each of these coins feature new designs on the reverse based on naturalistic themes. The obverse includes a special privy mark of a Tudor crown which only appears on the first coins struck in 2023.

A commemorative £5 or crown featuring a special crowned portrait of King Charles III is also included as part of this set. The crowned portrait distinguishes this commemorative issue crown from the circulating coins. The acclaimed sculptor Martin Jennings designed both the crowned portrait and the official coinage portrait of His Majesty.

Specification

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III 2023 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Specification Value
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Timothy Noad
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Specification Value
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

King Charles III 2023 £2 Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel. Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Edge Inscription · IN SERVITO OMNIUM
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

King Charles III 2023 £1 Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination £1
Alloy Inner: Nickel-plated nickel brass / Outer - Nickel Brass
Weight 8.75g
Diameter 23.03mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

KCIII 2023 50p Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

King Charles III 2023 20p Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination 20p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 5.00g
Diameter 21.40mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

King Charles III 2023 10p Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination 10p
Alloy Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 6.50g
Diameter 24.50mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

KCIII 2023 5p Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination 5p
Alloy Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 3.25g
Diameter 18.00mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

King Charles III 2023 2p Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination 2p
Alloy Copper-Plated Steel
Weight 7.13g
Diameter 25.91mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

King Charles III 2023 1p Definitive

Specification Value
Denomination 1p
Alloy Copper-Plated Steel
Weight 3.56g
Diameter 20.32mm
Reverse Designer The Royal Mint
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2023
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
Special Features Privy mark - Tudor Crown

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Five Shillings

Specification Value
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.63mm
Reverse Designer Edgar Fuller & Cecil Thomas
Obverse Designer Gilbert Ledward
Specification Value
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Halfcrown

Specification Value
Denomination HalfCrown
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 14.14g
Diameter 32.31mm
Reverse Designer Edgar Fuller & Cecil Thomas
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Florin

Specification Value
Denomination Florin
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 11.31g
Diameter 28.50mm
Reverse Designer Edgar Fuller & Cecil Thomas
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Shilling

Specification Value
Denomination Shilling
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 5.66g
Diameter 23.60mm
Reverse Designer William Gardner
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Sixpence

Specification Value
Denomination Sixpence
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 2.83g
Diameter 19.41mm
Reverse Designer Edgar Fuller & Cecil Thomas
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Threepence

Specification Value
Denomination Threepence
Alloy Nickel Brass
Weight 6.80g
Diameter 21.74mm
Reverse Designer William Gardner
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Penny

Specification Value
Denomination Penny
Alloy Bronze
Weight 9.45g
Diameter 30.86mm
Reverse Designer Charles Coombes
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Halfpenny

Specification Value
Denomination Halfpenny
Alloy Bronze
Weight 5.67g
Diameter 25.48mm
Reverse Designer Humphrey Paget
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal

Queen Elizabeth II 1953 Farthing

Specification Value
Denomination Farthing
Alloy Bronze
Weight 2.83g
Diameter 20.19mm
Reverse Designer Wilson Parker
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Quality Uncirculated
Year 1953
Pure Metal Type Base Metal
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