18 May 2023
Coming Soon to a galaxy near you… a set of four Star Wars trilogy 50p coins are set to be issued by The Royal Mint. Find out more about the 50p coins in our special coin guide.
The Royal Mint has issued 50p coins on many different subjects in recent years, including Harry Potter, The Gruffalo, and Peter Rabbit, to name just a few. Now a new set of 50p coins are set to celebrate the Star Wars films.
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Which characters will be on the 50p Star Wars coins?
News of the Star Wars 50p coins was issued on 4 May 2023 - known to many as Star Wars Day ("may the fourth be with you!") and most of the details remain top secret. However, rumour has it the coins will feature:
- R2-D2 and C-3PO
- Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine
- Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia
- Han Solo and Chewbacca
The coins will definitely feature the King Charles III effigy, designed by Martin Jennings, on the obverse.
How can I get the Star Wars 50p coins?
We're not yet sure if the coins will be entered into circulation or be kept back for collectors to buy (though this second option is more likely). The Royal Mint have published a web page that states:
"Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of special Star Wars memorabilia by registering your interest today and receive priority updates on this exciting new release."