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The New King Charles III Coin Revealed

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King Charles III’s profile has been featured in some of the first new pound currency designs.

 

The 50p coin and the £5 Crown, which will be the first coins featuring Charles, have been seen in many new first-look photos released by the Royal Mint.

The coins will enter circulation later this year. Credit: PA

 

Tradition dictates that Charles’ effigy faces to the left, away from the late Queen. All UK coins featuring the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be accepted as legal currency and to be used in commerce.

The new coins featuring King Charles III. Credit: PA

 

Coins bearing the likenesses of various rulers have frequently circulated together throughout history, reducing both the cost and environmental impact.