Royal Mint releases first coin featuring King Charles
The coronation of King Charles will take place in May next year:
London: The Royal Mint said Thursday that the first coins featuring Britain’s King Charles III went into circulation.
The effigy of Charles, who became monarch following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September, is depicted on the new 50 pence (60 US cent) coin.
In the beginning, 4.9 million of the coins will be available for purchase at the nation’s post offices thanks to the Royal Mint, the official manufacturer of UK banknotes and coins.
Charles’s head will appear on all denominations of millions of coins that will eventually be in circulation.
The puppet was created by British sculptor Martin Jennings and was approved by the king.
In keeping with a custom that the new king looks the opposite way from their predecessor, Charles’s head is turned to the left.
Elizabeth’s life and contributions are honored using the 1953 coronation coin design.
On May 6, Charles is formally crowned.