Harry Potter-Themed Collection Joins King Charles on a Special 50 Paise Coin
Coins featuring Hogwarts wizards range in price from £11 to £5,000, while other coins in the collection include Harry Potter himself and the Hogwarts Express. A new coin featuring Albus Dumbledore and King Charles has been launched as part of a Harry Potter-themed collection from the Royal Mint. The monarch’s portrait is on the “head” of the special 50p, while the Hogwarts wizard is on the other, in a collection introduced last year to celebrate the 25th publication anniversary of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Launched a new coin featuring King Charles
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Coins featuring Dumbledore range in price from £11 for an uncirculated 50p to £20 for a color version to £5,215 for a £200 denominated gold coin. The Royal Mint said that so far, Harry Potter enthusiasts in 86 countries have bought at least one coin.
Director of Services Rebecca Morgan said
Rebecca Morgan, director of collector services, said: “The Royal Mint’s Harry Potter coin collection has seen a popular response among collectors around the world. Not only is it being a global phenomenon for the books but the collection is one of a small number that will see a Change of pictures during the series.
“The 50p coin featuring Professor Albus Dumbledore marks this change of portrait, with the official coin portrait of His Majesty King Charles III now appearing for the first time in the series.
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“This collection of coins serves as a lasting reminder of the fascinating transition from Britain’s longest reigning monarch to the first appearance of Her Majesty the King on British coinage.” Actor Richard Harris played Dumbledore in the film versions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
coin from the Mint’s website as well as the 50p denomination version
Michael Gambon took over the role in subsequent films after Harris’s death.
The coin is available to buy in the 50p denomination version as well as other denominations from the Mint’s website. While other coins in the collection include Harry Potter himself, the Hogwarts Express, and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.