To mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, the first formal investiture of a new monarch in seven decades, the Royal Canadian is now offering new gold and silver coins for collectors.
Struck in 99.99% pure gold and silver, coins from the King Charles III Coronation collection feature His Majesty’s royal cypher, the Sovereign’s personal monogram, as their central design element.
"The coronation of a new monarch is a momentous event, and the first such ceremony in 70 years is unprecedented for many Canadians," said Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Mint is proud to issue finely crafted collector coins that will preserve the memory of this historic occasion."
In total, four coins are available from the King Charles III Coronation suite, including:
- A Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar, retailing for $69.95 CAD and limited to a mintage of 25,000;
- A $5 Fine Silver Coin, retailing for $34.95 CAD and available while supplies last;
- A $10 Pure Gold Coin, retailing for $289.95 CAD and limited to a mintage of 6,500; and
- A $200 Pure Gold Coin, retailing for $4,199.95 CAD, the rarest piece in the King Charles III Coronation suite, limited to only 375 coins worldwide.
His Majesty’s Royal Cypher appearing on the reverse features his regnal number ("III"), along with the initials "C" and "R" that stand for "Charles" and "Rex" (the Latin word for "King"). These elements are topped by a stylized Tudor Crown. The obverse of each coin features the updated Susanna Blunt-designed effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by a special marking consisting of a vertical inscription of the dates "1952" and "2022", separated by four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins throughout the reign.
To order these coins, simply contact the Royal Canadian Mint directly at 1-800-267-1871 within Canada, 1-800-268-6468 within the US, or by visiting www.mint.ca.
In addition to being available for purchase directly from the Royal Canadian Mint via phone or online, these coins can also be found at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, at select Canada Post outlets, and through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors.
New Canadian Circulation Coins Featuring Effigy of His Majesty King Charles III
In related news, the Government of Canada has also tasked the Royal Canadian Mint to design and place an effigy of His Majesty King Charles III on Canadian circulation coins. The Mint hopes to be able to share the design of this new effigy around the fall of this year.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
Guess which one’s already sold out? The $200 gold coin, retail price CAD $4,199.95
with a limit of only 375 you could have them all for a little over 1.5 million. Your buddy Mike could make a fortune reselling them.
Snake oil salesman & con artist Mike Mezack on HSN & CSN only sells common coins at astronomical prices…Sad!
One thing for sure, Seth; it hasn’t been sad for Caffeine “Ka-ching” Mike. If customers haven’t after twenty-plus years of this chicanery yet picked up on what is going on then I would say his scam is still operating flawlessly.
Or not, Tom. The problem with the often very low or sometimes even miniscule mintage limits for specific coin releases from so many other national mints is that if the coin in question does not represent a subject of genuine interest to American collectors then its relative scarcity is effectively beside the point if not indeed entirely meaningless.
So, something to be aware of Kaiser Wilhelm. The RCM sells the majority of their inventory, at a discount assuredly, to major retailer/reseller/dealer, not to be confused with “Major D”(LOL), GateWest Coins. So if you go over to GateWest you’ll see the coin is available. From the RCM the coin was priced at US $3,128.12 and at GW you can get one for $3,086.95. FYI, that factors in the VIP points of 6300, which everyone qualifies for, equating to a US discount of. $63.00. GateWest often is the only place to pick up new RCM releases, as on launch days,… Read more »
Many thanks, Caliskier, for that plethora (sorry, I just couldn’t help myself 🙂 ) of helpful information regarding how to best go about making purchases from the Royal Canadian Mint. I occasionally peruse the RCM’s recent and new offerings just to gain awareness of what the “competition”, so to speak, is up to. I can’t deny that in more than one instance I have even come across an RCM coin and/or coins that appealed to me for one or the other reason and perhaps even on multiple levels. What has so far stopped me from actually going ahead with a… Read more »
They’re finally preparing to design a portrait for the future coins, after deciding that King Charles would grace the obverse of their coins afterall. This year, Elizabeth is still on their coins, 1952+2022.
I will miss Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on coins & banknotes after this year. I have collected numismatic items of her reign since I saw her, and got 2-feet from her by chance, on her visit to Texas during her USA tour many moons ago. She was an amazing person in many ways from what I have studied, & she was integral in getting a female to lead the oldest continuously operating Mint in the world, The Royal Mint of the U.K. which is more than 1,100 years old (it is no longer located in England, but close… Read more »
Honey Mamabolo, the female protagonist in the first South African version of the James “Shaken, Not Stirred” Bond franchise?
Shaven not furred
I favor the au naturel. As I may have said before, each to his own.
She was awesome in the naked gun movie
God save the Queen!
If anyone knows how to spend money it’s women. So I can believe why they are able to get so many into circulation.
Well, you will notice that she’s still on the money. EVEN FOR THE CORONATION OF HER SUCCESSOR!!!!!!.
This is because Justin hates Chuckie.
Didn’t the non-use of the new King’s likeness refer to paper currency only, Antonio? In any case, these 2023 coins were produced by the RCM before his coronation so technically he wasn’t the sovereign yet anyway.
The thing is, when last i was in Canada, they had three different designs on the $10 note. (I can prove this if you like, three tens, three totally different designs). I’m pretty sure they had preliminary designs well before his mother died, and they could have had the British portrait, which came out last year, on these commemoratives). The fact that they refuse to have his face on anything is petty and mean
Mommy. Crown royal
“The Crown has made it clear.”
Just read this “In place of the orb and cross at the top of the crown is a stylized snowflake, a reference to Canada being a northern realm,” the governor general’s website says. The snowflake symbol is linked to the insignia of the Order of Canada, a top Canadian honor. The combined orb and cross atop King Charles’ crown have long been used by Christian royalty as a reminder that the world is subject to the dominion of Jesus Christ. The symbol is part of the coronation regalia of the British monarchy. In the Church of England coronation liturgy, the… Read more »
can’t figure out how to attach a picture. the coin shows the original with crowns. if you click on the link you can see the new image
Rather unfortunately, Tom, the link doesn’t work. But thanks for trying.
finally found an image I could paste here is the article link https://tnc.news/2023/05/08/new-canadian-royal-crown/ part of the comments In an email to True North, Monarchist League of Canada dominion chairman Robert Finch said that while his organization feels like the changes to the crown are good, the process in which the latter was done was less than desirable. “When it comes to the re-designed Crown and the King’s Canadian flag, one must say that the process was not ideal,” Finch said. “Consultations with (the) public and Parliament might well have moderated if not erased the nasty nonsense circulating as to the… Read more »
Tom, my takeaway from this discussion is twofold. The statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury that the entire world is subject to Christ’s kingdom is not just utter hogwash but a huge embarrassment for a modern nation to be spouting. As for the Teutonic Cross and the fleur de lis both being religious symbols, perhaps, but they have also stood for German and French national power during times best forgotten by both countries and as such by the British Court.
They still refuse to put his face on the money. His mom’s still there….
So, Eric, what you’re saying is that we all see dead people.
No. Just Republicans see them. And only at voting booths.
And quite often the same ones over and over again. But I think they’ve tired of that pastime now that they’ve discovered the joys of book burning.
notice that the queen’s face is on the other side, which is kind of an insult to Chuckie. They could have used the British portrait for the Galvanos and I read somewhere that the CRM hired an engraver to design a portrait that was approved many months ago.
This is just to be mean.
The Queen is dead. Long live the King!