A brand new £2 coin commemorating the historic event of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory.
The design on the coin features an image of the Gold State Coach. The official emblem of His Majesty’s Coronation is incorporated into the design along with the date ‘6th May 2023’. The wording ‘Coronation of Kind Charles III’ appears at the top of the design with the wording ‘Long Live The King’ appearing at the base.
Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory, the coin has been produced in Bi-Metal and Proof Fine Silver. Approved by Buckingham Palace this coin carries an effigy of His Majesty King Charles III produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
The Gold State Coach has been a splendid sight at royal coronations, jubilees, and events since it was built in 1762 to transport British kings and queens. It was designed by William Chambers and made by the coachmaker Samuel Butler. At 260 years old it has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821. The coach is made of giltwood, which is a thin layer of gold leaf over wood and the interior is lined and upholstered with velvet and satin. It also features magnificent painted panels of Roman gods and goddesses by Giovanni Cipriani, rich gilded sculptures including three cherubs on the roof representing England, Scotland, and Ireland, and four massive triton figures above each wheel meant to represent Britain’s imperial power.