King Charles 50p coins start to circulate in the UK.

New 50p coinage depicting King Charles III will be available in Post Offices around the UK . The Royal Mint has been trusted to make Monarchs effigy coins for over 1,100 years .

London: From Thursday, the first coinage depicting King Charles III will be available in Post Offices around the UK, with millions of the new 50-pence coins depicting the new monarchs portrait being given out as gift to customers.The coin with the 74-year-old monarchs portrait depicts a transition from the Elizabethan period of Queen Elizabeth II to the Carolean period of Charles, with the reverse symbolizing the Queen's life and legacy.According to Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at the Royal Mint, it's a fantastic opportunity for coin collectors to expand or start one for the first time.We expect a new generation of coin collectors to emerge, with people keeping an eye on their evolution to try and spot a new 50p that bears the image of our new King.The Royal Mint has been trusted to make Monarchs effigy coins for over 1,100 years, and we are proud to continue this tradition into the reign of King Charles III, according to Nick Read, Chief Executive Office of the Post Office.This is a special occasion for the Post Office and for Postmasters because it is being introduced into circulation via our extensive branch network in December.

The Royal Mint reports that all UK coins bearing the King's portrait will remain legal tender and in active circulation starting this week, as it has traditionally been customary for coins depicting different monarchs' effigies to be replaced.In response to demand, other denominations of coins will be produced depicting the King's effigy.

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