British Royal News says that it’s finally here – King Charles’ new cyphew has been revealed. Bank notes, coins and stamps featuring the face of King Charles III have been announced alongside the unveiling of his Majesty’s new monogram. Here’s what you need to know.
According to new reports, images of updated banknotes featuring a portrait of the King will be revealed by the Bank of England by the end of this year. Coins and banknotes featuring King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II will co-circulate, under the plans. The Royal Mint said that coins bearing the effigy of the King will enter circulation in line with demand from banks and post offices, and will circulate alongside coins featuring the Queen “for many years to come.”
King Charles’ New Monogram Revealed
New banknotes featuring Charles are expected to enter circulation by mid-2024 and his portrait will appear on existing designs of all four denominations of banknote (£5, £10, £20 and £50). This will be a continuation of the current polymer series and no additional changes to the banknote designs will be made, the Bank of England said.
There are around 27 billion coins currently circulating in the UK bearing the effigy of the Queen. These will be replaced over time as they become damaged or worn, and to meet demand for additional coins.
Four stamps that feature portraits of the Queen will also released in her memory, the Royal Mail has announced. Special Stamps will also feature a silhouette of the King. The new stamps – the first set to be approved by King Charles III – will go on general sale from November 10 and will feature images of the late monarch through the years.
A photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952 to mark the Queen’s accession and coronation will feature on second-class stamps, while the first-class stamp will include a photo taken by Cecil Beaton in 1968 in which the monarch is standing in her admiral’s cloak with her head tilted to the left.
A portrait taken in November 1984 by Yousuf Karsh will appear on £1.85 stamps, and a photo taken by Tim Graham in 1996 while the Queen attended a banquet at Prague Castle during her visit to the Czech Republic will be the image on the £2.55 stamps. All four stamp images were released in the Golden Jubilee stamp issue in 2002 and were approved by the late Queen for issue that year.
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