In Great Britain, on December 8, the first coins with the image of King Charles III, which previously featured the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, were put into circulation.

This is reported by The Sun.

These are coins with a denomination of 50 pence.

They will be available in all British post offices in the amount of 4.9 million units.

One side of the coin features King Charles III, while the other will still pay homage to the late Queen with a new design dedicated to her life and legacy.

It is a design that first appeared on the crown for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.

Interestingly, on the new coin with the British monarch, he is depicted without a crown.

All because kings are generally not often depicted in crowns on coins, while Queen Elizabeth II had one.  

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

We will remind that the coronation of King Charles III will take place as early as May 2023 in Westminster Abbey, but the monarch's crown is already being prepared for the historic service.

Earlier, the British media reported that when the new banknotes with the image of the king are put into circulation, they will circulate simultaneously with the banknotes with the image of his mother the queen.

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