King Charles III Coronation coin sells for £1.8k after racking up nearly 30 bids

King Charles III Coronation coin sells for £1.8k after racking up nearly 30 bids
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  • Royalists up and down the country will be gearing up for the King Charles III Coronation on May 6.

    The celebration marks history as His Majesty will be crowned in a religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

    Now Brit fans will do just about anything to cheer for King Charles on his special occasion.

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    Coins are generally quite collectable items with rare versions racking up a fortune on eBay.

    And one seller is trying to profit on the occasion after their Coronation coin struck gold on the website in just days.

    They listed the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III Celebration Sovereign Struck around two weeks ago.

    It's usually worth £850 on The Royal Mint website – but the coin is no longer available online.

    The coin features the first official crowned coinage portrait of His Majesty on the obverse.

    As for the other side, it shows Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St George and the dragon design.

    It's worth noting the obverse and reverse are fully frosted.

    And it really make it unique, it's struck on 22 carat gold to Brilliant Uncirculated standard.

    Now you're probably wondering why it's racked up over 29 bids on eBay, reaching over £1,832 in total, right?

    Well, according to The Royal Mint there's only 1,250 Sovereigns Struck on 6 May 2023 which are available for collectors.

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    A spokesperson told Daily Star: "The Sovereign you see on eBay is a version to be struck on His Majesty's Coronation.

    "It will have a slightly different finish to it."

    The eBay listing lasted 10 days where it kicked off at just £1 before shooting up to a staggering total of £1,832.

    Just 10 bidders were interested in buying the coin with it gaining 29 bids since April 24.

    The coin was designed by sculptor Martin Jennings who made sure the King's first crowned coinage portrait featured.

    Both sides of the Sovereign will feature a fully frosted finish.

    It will also have a plain edge rather than the usual milled edge that collectors are familiar with.

    The full Sovereign collection celebrating King Charles III's coronation is set to be released later this year.

    Full details will be shared in advance across The Royal Mint's website and social media channels.

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