The Royal Mint, which manufactures all the coins in the UK, is bringing out special 50p coins to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book.

The first coin will feature Harry himself, with more designs, including Albus Dumbledore and Hogwarts school, yet to be revealed.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in 1997, and has sold over 120 million copies worldwide.

The first coins in the collection will also feature an image of the late Queen Elizabeth II and the final two, launching next year, will feature King Charles.

The first coin, featuring Harry Potter, is available to buy from today

The image of Harry has been drawn by Jim Kay, who created a fully illustrated version of the first Harry Potter book.

The design on the coins has been made using special lasers to keep the design as accurate as possible.

There will also be some extra magical coins in the collection which will show a lightning bolt and a number 25 when put under a bright light.