The portrait of King Charles III appearing on British coins was issued by the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom – the mint of England.
The image, which will first appear on the 5 and 50 pence coins commemorating the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II, was designed by British sculptor Martin Jennings and approved by the monarch, according to a Royal Mint statement.
According to tradition, the portrait of the king is on the left opposite the portrait of his mother.
The Latin inscription around the coin should read: “• Charles III • D • G • REX • F • D • 5 pounds • 2022,” which translates to “King Charles III, by the grace of God, protector.” Faith,” according to the report, reported by “CNN” and reviewed by “Al Arabiya.net”.
The report quoted Jennings as saying: “It is a great honor to have the King’s first official portrait and his personal approval for the design.”
“The image was carved from a portrait of the King, and inspired by the symbolic statues that have adorned Britain’s coins for centuries. It’s the smallest work I’ve ever made, but it’s humbling to know it will be seen. Protected by people all over the world for centuries.”
The Royal Mint has announced that the 50 pence coin will be in general circulation in the coming months.
The reverse of the £5 coin will feature two new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by artist Jan Bergdahl.
The reverse of the 50 pence will feature a design that originally appeared on the Queen’s 1953 Coronation Crown coin. It includes a quarter of the royal arms depicted within a shield. Between each shield is the symbol of each country in the United Kingdom: a rose for England, a thistle for Scotland, a clover for Northern Ireland and a league for Wales.
In turn, Kevin Clancy, director of the Royal Mint, said: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II received more coins during her 70-year reign than any other British monarch.” “It represents the biggest change in British coinage in decades as we move from the Elizabethan era to the Carolingian era, and is the first time many have seen a different image.”
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