__Update: the latest coin to join the collection – and complete the set – celebrates Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which was of course home to some of the best-known (and most infamous) figures in the Wizarding World. This collectable coin also joins the set's previously released Dumbledore coin in having King Charles III’s portrait appear on the obverse (heads) side. The first two coins in the collection, which feature Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express, are among the last collectable coins to feature Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.
The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry coin is the final coin in the 25th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone collection. It joins the previously released Dumbledore, Harry Potter and Hogwarts Express coins.
Each coin in the set features 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 first coin in the series depicts 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. All four coins are based on Jim Kay's illustrations.
For more information on the collection, visit The Royal Mint website.