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New UK coins featuring image of King Charles unveiled

The official coin effigy of Britain’s King Charles III is seen on a 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of Britain’s King Charles III is seen on a 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of Britain’s King Charles III is seen on a 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Britain’s King Charles III on a £5 crown and 50 pence coin. The portrait of the new monarch faces the opposite direction to his late mother Queen Elizabeth in keeping with tradition.  


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Britain’s King Charles III on a £5 crown and 50 pence coin. The portrait of the new monarch faces the opposite direction to his late mother Queen Elizabeth in keeping with tradition. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain’s King Charles III on a £5 crown and 50 pence coin. The portrait of the new monarch faces the opposite direction to his late mother Queen Elizabeth in keeping with tradition. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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The official coin effigy of King Charles III, alongside five definitive coinage portraits of the late Queen Elizabeth.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of King Charles III, alongside five definitive coinage portraits of the late Queen Elizabeth.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of King Charles III, alongside five definitive coinage portraits of the late Queen Elizabeth.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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The reverse side of the official 50 pence coin which carries the effigy of King Charles III. The new image will appear on 50 pence ($0.55) coins, which will begin circulating in the coming months, and also on a commemorative 5 pound coin which also features two new portraits of Elizabeth on its reverse side.  


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The reverse side of the official 50 pence coin which carries the effigy of King Charles III. The new image will appear on 50 pence ($0.55) coins, which will begin circulating in the coming months, and also on a commemorative 5 pound coin which also...more

The reverse side of the official 50 pence coin which carries the effigy of King Charles III. The new image will appear on 50 pence ($0.55) coins, which will begin circulating in the coming months, and also on a commemorative 5 pound coin which also features two new portraits of Elizabeth on its reverse side. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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The official coin effigy of King Charles III, created by British sculptor Martin Jennings. "The portrait was sculpted from a photograph of the King and was inspired by the iconic effigies that have graced Britain's coins over the centuries," Jennings said. "It is the smallest work I have created, but it is humbling to know it will be seen and held by people around the world for centuries to come." 

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The official coin effigy of King Charles III, created by British sculptor Martin Jennings. "The portrait was sculpted from a photograph of the King and was inspired by the iconic effigies that have graced Britain's coins over the centuries," Jennings...more

The official coin effigy of King Charles III, created by British sculptor Martin Jennings. "The portrait was sculpted from a photograph of the King and was inspired by the iconic effigies that have graced Britain's coins over the centuries," Jennings said. "It is the smallest work I have created, but it is humbling to know it will be seen and held by people around the world for centuries to come." REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Charles personally approved the official portrait, which is surrounded by a Latin inscription which translates as "King Charles III, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith".       REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Charles personally approved the official portrait, which is surrounded by a Latin inscription which translates as "King Charles III, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith".  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Charles personally approved the official portrait, which is surrounded by a Latin inscription which translates as "King Charles III, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith".  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Effigies of Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth on the reverse of a £5 crown coin which also bears King Charles III’s portrait.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Effigies of Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth on the reverse of a £5 crown coin which also bears King Charles III’s portrait.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Effigies of Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth on the reverse of a £5 crown coin which also bears King Charles III’s portrait.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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The official coin effigy of King Charles III on a £5 crown and 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of King Charles III on a £5 crown and 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of King Charles III on a £5 crown and 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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The official coin effigy of King Charles III on a 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of King Charles III on a 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The official coin effigy of King Charles III on a 50 pence coin.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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