When is King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s Coronation Date?
The upcoming coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla has attracted widespread attention in the UK and around the world. The grand ceremony is set to take place on May 6th, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London, and will be attended by heads of state, government officials, and other dignitaries from various countries.
What is a Strike on the Day Sovereign?
A Strike on the Day Sovereign refers to a special edition gold Sovereign coin that is struck on the day of a significant event. In this instance, the coin will be minted on King Charles III’s Coronation Day (6th May 2023).
Who Created the First UK Definitive Coinage Portrait of King Charles III?
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022, Martin Jennings was responsible for sculpting and designing the new definitive coinage portrait of King Charles III. Jennings, born in 1957, graduated from the University of Oxford in 1979, where he studied English Literature and Language, and completed a Lettering course in 1979-80.
What is a Brilliant Uncirculated Finish?
A Brilliant Uncirculated Finish is a type of coin finish that involves striking the coin twice to achieve greater definition and relief of the design. The blanks are machine-fed into the press, while the dies are polished and finished by hand. This type of finish falls between proof and uncirculated and is a good choice for collectors looking to obtain high-quality examples of the coin design.
This coin’s obverse side displays a newly crowned coinage portrait of King Charles III, facing leftward and designed by Martin Jennings in commemoration of His Majesty’s coronation. Additionally, the coin features the initials “MJ” and the inscription “CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF.”
The reverse side of the coin, created by Benedetto Pistrucci, features the famous St. George and the Dragon design, which has been featured on sovereigns since 1817 (with some exceptions). The reverse side also includes an issue date and the initials of the engraver.