Harry Potter and the Winged Keys 50p released by The Royal Mint


11 May 2024
Harry Potter has made a return to official UK coins with the release of a new commemorative 50p from The Royal Mint and in collaboration with Warner Bros Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP).

Where can I get the new Harry Potter and the Winged Keys 50p? 

The new 50p coin is available to purchase from The Royal Mint and is available in gold proof, silver proof and brilliant uncirculated editions. The coin is also available in a 1/40th oz gold proof version. 

Previous coins from The Royal Mint that also celebrate Harry Potter have featured Harry himself, Headmaster of Hogwarts Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the Hogwarts Express. 

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Above: The latest Harry Potter 50p shows the boy wizard on a broomstick reaching out for a winged key

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Details on the new Harry Potter and the Winged keys 50p

The latest Harry Potter 50p, designed by Bella Biggs pays tribute to one of the key moments in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, where Harry Potter mounts a broom to get a winged key in his quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone. The design is from an original illustration seen in the US editions of the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling and shows Harry Potter on a broomstick stretching his hand out to catch one of the keys, whilst the background depicts the magical plant Devil’s Snare. 

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Rebecca Morgan, director of commemorative coin at The Royal Mint said: Following the success of The Royal Mint’s previous coin collection celebrating the much-loved first Harry Potter book, we are delighted to see Harry Potter make his numismatic return! The Harry Potter books are a global phenomenon and have inspired a love of reading around the world, so it’s only right we celebrate these enchanting stories on UK coins. We encourage all collectors and Harry Potter fans to have their “wands at the ready” to collect this special coin.’