Published on Sep 6th 2022
To celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the UK’s official coin makers have created a range of specially designed coins, inspired by J.K Rowling’s wiz-arding world and artist Jim Kay’s illustrations of the stories.

When it comes to coinage, the Wizarding World might have Gringotts, but we Muggles have The Royal Mint – one of Britain's oldest organisations, with over 1,100 years experience in making coins.

This week, The Royal Mint is releasing a new collection of UK coins to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Each coin in the set will feature a much-loved character from the series, based on the work of artist Jim Kay, who was commissioned in 2015 by Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury to create the first fully-illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s classic story.

No, we’re not Knuts: this is real Muggle money we’re talking about.

The first design from the collectable Harry Potter coin collection is set to be revealed during a special live-stream event this coming Thursday 8th September at 7pm BST. And you don’t need a Gringotts account to take part – just register to join the live-stream and see the new coin design as it is unveiled.

During the Royal Mint’s live event there will also be the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts, so if there’s anything you want to know, make sure you submit your questions ahead of time for the panel to discuss.

For more information, and to sign-up for the live-steam, visit the Royal Mint website.