A new queen debuts on March 2.
On coinage, that is.
The Royal Mint announced Jan. 26 that the fifth definitive effigy of
Queen Elizabeth II will be unveiled March 2.
The Mint will continue to strike all 2015 year dated coins with the
current Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of the queen until the new portrait
and its designer are announced March 2; the new design will be struck
on coins made after that date.
The new design will be only the fifth definitive portrait of the
queen during her 62-year reign, and the first change since
Rank-Broadley’s design debuted in 1998.
Plans for a new effigy were first disclosed Nov. 5 by the Royal Mint.
read the earlier story, click here.
Coin World will continue to report on the new effigy as
information becomes available.
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