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New coins with King Charles III will come into circulation. They may look like that

There are approximately 27 billion coins in circulation in the UK that bear the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Gradually, as they age, deteriorate and the need for new ones increases, they will be replaced by money with the image of King Charles III.

The head of the British Royal Mint stated on the BBC website that coins with images of both rulers will be in circulation in the UK for many years to come.

Before the currency reform of 1971 (decimalization of the pound sterling and the irish pound), when all coins in Great Britain were exchanged, it was common to have images of different monarchs: contemporary and past.

The appearance of the new coins has not yet been revealed. The Royal Mint has announced that it will provide more details in “the coming weeks”.

Official photos of the new coins with King Charles III have not yet been released.  However, a coin issued in 2018 to mark Prince Charles' 70th birthday could be a clue.

Official photos of the new coins with King Charles III have not yet been released. However, a coin issued in 2018 to mark Prince Charles’ 70th birthday could be a clue.

The Royal Mint confirmed today on Twitter that the coins it minted with the portrait of King Charles III will enter circulation. When? The Royal Mint is retaining English restraint, responding that it would be “as requested by banks and post offices.” Existing coins depicting Queen Elizabeth II will remain in circulation.

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