The first coins featuring the face of King Charles II are
currently in production and will be distributed into circulation by December.
In September, the British Royal Mint unveiled the official effigy of
King Charles III that will appear on coins following his accession to the
throne. The image is the work of British sculptor Martin Jennings and was
personally approved by the new king.
The first coins will be a 5-pound coin and a 50-pence coin
commemorating the life of Queen Elizabeth II, AFP reported.
On Friday, the Royal Mint announced that production of the
coins was now underway with a video on Twitter.
“The first coins bearing His Majesty King Charles III’s
portrait are striking as we speak, and you can expect to see 50ps featuring the
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial design on the reverse side of the coins in your
change before Christmas.”
“Today is a significant event because we’re changing
that monarch for the first time in 70 years. Today, we’re striking the first
coins of King Charles III,” said Rebecca Morgan of the Royal Mint in the
WATCH IT HERE:
?? The first coins bearing His Majesty King Charles III’s portrait are striking as we speak, and you can expect to see 50ps featuring the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial design on the reverse side of the coins in your change before Christmas. @RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/QoOK5uiW4t
— The Royal Mint (@RoyalMintUK) October 28, 2022
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