United Kingdom: The coins with the image of the new King of Britain-Charles III will come into circulation in the coming December. The maker of Royal coins, the Royal Mint, mentioned that the portrait of King Charles III would appear on 50p coins first as well as after that, keeping with tradition, the
The Royal Mint says that the image of King Charles III will appear on 50p coins first, as well as after that, keeping with tradition, the King’s portrait faces to the left, the opposite direction to the Queen.
To keep the late Queen of Britain, Queen Elizabeth II, in memory, a £5 coin has also been made that features two latest images of the late Queen on the back.
This was to make sure there was a seamless empathetic way to end her majesty’s reign as well as signal the new rule of a new king.
The Latin inscription surrounding the effigy noted:
“:: CHARLES III:: D:: G:: REX:: F:: D:: 5 POUNDS:: 2022,”- (King Charles III, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith).
The effigy will be observed as softer as well as less regal than the previous Monarchs of Britain.
While describing Chris Barker from the Royal Mint Museum mentioned in the statement, that the portrait of King Charles III was “dignified and graceful, which reflects his years of service”.
Chris Barker from the Royal Mint Museum highlighted, “I think if you look back on some of the portraits of Elizabeth remarkably, her first portrait by Mary Gillick was much more idealised.”
“This one is much more of the man himself, of the individual, you see the lines in his face, the years of experience, and that humanity coming across,” He added to the statement.