16 February 2023
The new 50p coin features Professor Albus Dumbeldore and is part of the Harry Potter collection
The new coin, released today (16 February 2023) is also the first 50p coin in the Royal Mint's Harry Potter collection to feature the portrait of King Charles lll on the obverse. The first two coins, Harry Potter and Hogwarts Express, featured the portrait of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said: 'We are delighted to be continuing our spellbinding Harry Potter coin collection with Professor Albus Dumbledore featuring on his very own 50p. The Royal Mint’s Harry Potter coin collection has seen a popular response among collectors worldwide, not only for the books being a global phenomenon, but due to the collection being one of a small number that will see a change of portrait during the series. The 50p coin featuring Professor Albus Dumbledore marks this change of portrait, with His Majesty King Charles III’s official coin portrait now appearing for the first time in the series. This collection of coins serves as a permanent reminder of the fascinating transition from Britain’s longest reigning monarch to His Majesty the King’s first appearance on UK coinage.'