The first coins featuring King Charles III, have entered circulation in the UK and millions of 50 pence coins have been released to post offices in Britain. They have been designed by British sculptor Martin Jennings and the coin has a portrait of King Charles III facing to the left, the opposite direction to the late Queen Elizabeth. It has a Latin inscription that translates ”Charles III, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith.”.
The reverse of the coin features a design created to commemorate the late Queen’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. This is an excellent opportunity for coin collectors to add to their coin collection. Rebecca Morgan, the Royal Mint director of collector services said that ”Today marks a new era for UK coinage, with the effigy of King Charles III appearing on 50ps in circulation.”