05 December 2022
The Royal Mint has launched the final individual collectable 50p coin bearing Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II portrait, with the reverse featuring The Hogwarts Express.
The Royal Mint recently launched a collectable 50p featuring the Hogwarts Express, from the Harry Potter series of books.
The Hogwarts Express collectable coin is also the final individual 50p to have Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait appear on the obverse (heads) side of the coin.
The Hogwarts Express collectable 50p coin is part of a larger Harry Potter collection celebrating 25 years since the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling was first published in the UK in 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing.
Each coin in the collection features Harry Potter, the Hogwarts Express, Professor Dumbledore and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on their own individual coin.
Set to feature Queen and King
The Royal Mint’s Harry Potter collection will be one of a small number that will see a change of portrait during the series. The first two coins in the collection will feature the portrait of Her Late Majesty, and the final two coins will feature the official portrait of King Charles III.
A change of portrait during the series is a rare occasion, and many observers believe the set of coins will be highly collectable.
Available on a range of denominations including a 50p, all four coins have been modelled by Ffion Gwillim at The Royal Mint, which feature the work of Jim Kay, the artist who created the first fully illustrated edition of this Harry Potter story.