David Pickup passed along this article about the new Charles Coronation 50 pence coins. Thank you.
A special 50 pence coin marking the Coronation of King Charles is going into circulation this week.
The Royal Mint is issuing five million of the coins, with a design based on Westminster Abbey, where the Coronation was held in May.
It will allow the public to "find a piece of history in their change", said the Royal Mint's Rebecca Morgan.
But the new King's coins will be outnumbered by 27 billion from the late Queen's reign, still in circulation.
So far the 50 pence piece has been the most visible sign of change in the coinage. This new Coronation coin follows an earlier 50 pence, released in December, which was the first mass-circulation coin to show the King's head.
There has been no timetable announced yet for other new coins to be issued, although the first King Charles banknotes are expected to appear next year.
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Special King Charles Coronation 50p coins issued
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