TRIBUTE: To her Majesty the Queen (1926 - 2022)
Today is a very sad day for a lot of people around the world. Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England passed away at the age of 96 (1926 - 2022). She was a well respected and loved queen and she showed true leadership during her reign.
For the coin collecting community, today also marks a significant change for the minting of future coins. Any coins that now get minted will no longer portray the effigy of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, instead coins will now be minted with effigy of her son and the new King of England Charles III.
This will be the first time since I have been alive that a new monarch will be portrayed on coins that I purchase or collect. It is a strange feeling, because the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II just feels like it belongs on the coins I collect.
It will be interesting to see who the designer of the King Charles III effigy will be and it will be even more interesting to see how the design of the first coin minted with his effigy is received by the public and collectors alike.
Thank you Queen Elizabeth II for being who you were to so many people and thank you for your effigy that has made so many precious metals coins look great over the year. RIP.
Source Royal Australian Mint Facebook page
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Post authored by @strenue