To celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the UK’s official coin makers have released a range of specially designed coins inspired by J.K Rowling’s wizarding world.

Update: The Royal Mint has now launched a new commemorative 50-pence depicting spell-binding winged keys, this time in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products.

Designed by Bella Briggs, the coin celebrates the magic of the world of Harry Potter and his friendship with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

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This coin joins a number of spellbinding coin designs, which first launched as a 25th anniversary collection.


Each of these coins featured a much-loved character or scene based on the work of artist Jim Kay, who was commissioned in 2015 by publishers Bloomsbury to create the first fully-illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s classic story.

The coins depict Harry Potter himself, whilst the Hogwarts Express coin marks the first time the iconic steam train has appeared on a United Kingdom coin. The coin featuring legendary Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore was the first in the set to display King Charles III’s portrait.

The fact that the collection contains two coins featuring the portrait of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and two that feature King Charles III makes it unique. Demand is expected to be high, as the collection is amongst a very few series to include both royal portraits.

The Harry Potter coins are available on a range of denominations, including 50p.

For more information on the collection, visit The Royal Mint website.