Left-facing portrait of King Charles III by Martin Jennings. Legend around reads:'CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022. Portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II, facing right, with laurels and roses below. Proof coin, struck in 31.21 grams of. Limited edition coin from The Royal Mint.Comes in original packaging with certificate of authenticity. Guaranteed by The Royal Mint. Capsule is NGC'scratch resistant' holder. Coin and coin holder have been kept in a smoke-free. Just back from NGC August 2023. The coin in the pictures. Other'stock' photos also used. Full OGP Included: Box, COA, case, booklet / pamphlet.
First Definitive Coin Portrait Of Charles III. Coins in the Queen Elizabeth memorial collection will be first to feature a new portrait of Ling Charles III. The first definitive effigy of the King is the work of Martin Jennings, a British sculptor. The portrait was chosen via a closed competition and approved by the new monarch.
As expected, the design shows Charles facing left, the opposite direction to his mother: a tradition that dates back to the seventeenth century. Jennings' portrait shows King Charles without a crown, his name rendered in English for the legend as'CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D' rather than the Latin'CAROLUS' as some had been expecting. REX' translates to'King,' replacing'REG' or'REGINA' as used on the Queen's coinage. This coin was issued in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history.The Royal Mint says about the series: On 8 September 2022, Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. For more than seven decades, Her Majesty upheld a promise she made in which she pledged her heart and devotion to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Marking the historic succession from one monarch to another, the coins in the Memorial Coin Collection honouring Queen Elizabeth II. Are the first to feature. King Charles III's official coinage portrait designed by acclaimed sculptor Martin Jennings.