King Charles III officially acceded to the crown in September 2022 after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The coronation was an official state event that took place in May in which Charles received the coronation regalia and was anointed as King of England. As part of his reign, a Royal Cypher was created to represent Charles’ reign. Learn more about how the Royal Canadian Mint King Charles coins commemorate the first coronation of the 21st century of a new sovereign of Canada.
What Is The Royal Cypher?
The royal cypher is a monogram that features the initials of the reigning monarch, typically surmounted by a crown. These cyphers are used on government buildings or structures, duty stamps or government papers to identify the sovereign who commissioned the landmark or who ruled when the documents were produced. King Charles’ royal cypher was released about two weeks after his mother’s death. It is slowly replacing Elizabeth II’s cypher on military uniforms and in everyday use. In honour of the coronation, the Royal Canadian Mint released several keepsake coins that make great gifts to remember that auspicious occasion.
$5 His Majesty King Charles III’s Royal Cypher 2023 Fine Silver Coin
King Charles’s royal cypher is featured on a $5-silver coin issued as part of the coronation celebrations.
• The reverse of the coin features the initials “C” and “R,” which stand for Charles and Rex, which is the Latin for King.
• King Charles’s regnal number, III, is included.
• Above the monogram is a representation of the Tudor Crown, which is a symbol of the British monarchy.
• Interestingly, Elizabeth II is represented on the obverse of the coin, with the dates of her reign subtly printed on the coin.
This silver coin would make a great addition to any coin collection. It could also be a great way to start a collection of specialty coins for a young family member.
This silver coin comes in special packaging that is perfect for gifting and viewing the coin. The packaging is green, representing the vivid emeralds that are depicted in the Royal Cypher and representing His Majesty’s dedication to conservation and the environment. The presentation folder includes information about the investiture of the King, written in both English and French.
Coins Commemorating King Charles III Reign
The $5 coin is the first one to feature Charles’ royal cypher. It’s part of a collection for His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation. A $200 10-ounce pure gold coin is being minted as a rare collectible. Only 375 of these coins are being minted to mark the historic event. The design is similar to the $5 King Charles silver coin except the dollar amount is different. This coin is 99.99% pure gold, and it comes in similar packaging.
The Mint is also releasing a more affordable $10 gold coin that is a different denomination but comes stylized with the Royal Cypher as the $5 coin and the $200 coin. There will be 6,500 of the $10 gold coin minted. It should be a popular coin that will resonate with collectors and Anglophiles alike.
A silver dollar coin is also being released as part of this momentous occasion. Each coin is crafted in 99.99% silver, making the coin more valuable than just its face value. Because it marks the coronation of His Majesty, a once-in-a-lifetime event, the coin can help preserve your memories of the first coronation in seven decades.
Coins Make Great Commemorative Gifts
King Charles coins Canada remind you of special events, not just the coronation but of weddings or births that occurred in the year His Majesty was crowned. Shop with Colonial Acres Coins for coins that commemorate the monarchy and other royal events.