The Royal Mint Launches Hogwarts School Coin

New 1-oz. coin is the final release from the Mint’s “Harry Potter” collection.
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March 27, 2023

“Harry Potter” coin collection
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The Royal Mint

, official maker of U.K. coins, has launched the final 1-oz. coin in its “

Harry Potter

” collection celebrating 25 years since the publication of J.K Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” with a coin featuring the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Royal Mint’s “Harry Potter” collection is one of a small number that saw a change of portrait during the series. The first two coins in the collection featured the portrait of Her Late Majesty, while the final two coins feature the official portrait of King Charles III. A change of portrait during the series is a rare occasion, making this set of coins highly collectable. The launch of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry 1-oz., marks the conclusion of this coin collection. 

The “Harry Potter” coin collection has already received a popular response globally, with collectors and “Harry Potter” enthusiasts across 86 countries buying at least one coin in the range. The Royal Mint has seen a strong

response from younger families and millennials (28%) purchasing coins in the “Harry Potter” collection directly from the Mint, linking with those who grew up reading the series of books and finding nostalgia with each coin in the series. 

“We have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating 25 years since the novel, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was first released with a unique coin collection,” says Rebecca Morgan, director, collector services, The Royal Mint. “Today, we conclude this very special and popular coin collection, with a coin featuring the magical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It felt fitting to have the final coin in this collection feature Hogwarts School, the place where Harry Potter became one of the greatest wizards of all time. This collection of coins has received a popular response among ‘Potterheads’ across the globe, who have found nostalgia with each coin in the series.” 

The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry collectable 1-oz. coin is part of a larger Harry Potter collection featuring Harry Potter, the Hogwarts Express and Professor Albus Dumbledore on their own individual coin. 

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