King Charles III coronation collectibles
It’s hard to know what King Charles III coronation collectable souvenirs will hold their value and become a future antique. But a good tip is to look for limited edition items, like stamps and coins, and choose something you love. Here are some memorabilia items worth considering:
Royal Crown Derby has designed a limited edition coronation gadroon plate and loving cup
The Royal Mint printed its commemorative His Majesty King Charles III £5 coin, likely to become a sought-after royal souvenir. There’s even a one-kilogram solid gold proof coin priced at £77,500
Buckingham Palace commissioned plates with a new royal coat of arms and spoons featuring crown jewels regalia available from The Royal Collection Shop
A special commemorative king’s coronation medal is available for veterans who served the crown and those in the armed forces to apply for from Award Medal. There’s also a miniature medal available to anyone
For children, the Merrythought King Charles III Coronation commemorative teddy bear, made by the makers of teddies for the royal family, is a cute keepsake
Aldi has the King Kevin the Carrot, which, who knows, may be extremely popular in years to come
Past royal memorabilia worth money today
With such a long history of royalty, it’s no surprise that royal memorabilia dating back centuries is highly collectable. An English delft blue-dash charger from 1660 sold at auction for £105,000 in 2011 for example.
Unusual items also have value. A tea bag used by Queen Elizabeth II and a slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake have both attracted high bids. Coins with errors on them are popular, and Princess Diana coins released with little interest in 1999 are now sought after, particularly in Japan.
Affordable coronation memorabilia to buy for fun
Whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift, there are plenty of delightful King Charles III coronation souvenirs out there. Edible gifts, like coronation hampers, coronation fondant, a coronation cheese and even a musical biscuit tin from Fortnum & Mason that sings God Save The King, are all popular.
For children, the British Museum shop sells a delightful collection of coronation gifts ranging from cushions and egg cups to jigsaws and even coronation erasers. And there’s a royal corgi fluffy toy with a removable cape and crown from the Museum of London.
London is brimming with royal souvenirs to take home with you. So come for a shopping weekend and enjoy a stay filled with luxurious touches fit for a king or queen at The Clermont, Victoria or The Clermont, Charing Cross in the heart of central London.
Read about the coronation regalia and its historic significance.