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Change is coming to change in England.
The first coin featuring the face of Charles III is now being minted at the Royal Mint in Wales and will enter circulation in December and will gradually replace the coin that now contains the face of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse side of the coin features a tribute to the late King who first appeared in the 1953 coronation crown. Includes his quarter of her Royal Arms depicted within the shield. Between each shield is the British coat of arms of roses, thistles, shamrocks and leeks.
News of the production was announced by the Royal Mint on Friday.
“The first coin bearing the portrait of King Charles III is impressive and we can expect to see 50ps with the Queen Elizabeth II commemorative design on the back of pre-Christmas coins,” the Royal Mint captioned. was attached. Video where coins are generated.
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“Today is the first major event in 70 years to change monarchs. Today we strike the first coin of Charles III,” said Rebecca Morgan of the Royal Mint in a video shared on social media. .
The Royal Mint said 9.6 million coins will be in circulation in honor of Queen Elizabeth, who died on September 8 at the age of 96.
However, while Queen Elizabeth was facing right, her heir faces the opposite direction of money.
“In this example, he faces left and his mother faces right. All monarchs face the opposite direction from their predecessors,” says designer Martin Jennings, a tradition dating back to the 1660s. I explained about
Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth
Just last month, the Royal Mint unveiled the Charles Coin Collection. This is also a tribute to his mother.
Prince Charles has “personally approved” the collectible coins, according to the Royal Mint.
“Although this is the smallest work I have created, I am humbled to know that it will be seen and preserved by people all over the world for many centuries to come,” said Jennings, noting that the sculpture is Charles’ It was made after the photo, it added. The Associated Press.
The Royal Mint has produced coins for Britain for over 1,100 years, including coins during Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign.
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According to the Royal Mint, both coins featuring portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles will remain in circulation for many years to come.
Ann Jessop, CEO of the Royal Mint, said, “When we first made the coin, it was the only way people knew what the monarch would actually look like.” It wasn’t the time of the year,” said AP. “So the image of Prince Charles will be on every coin we move forward.”
A set of commemorative coins was also released on 3 October “to commemorate this poignant moment in British history”.