For the first time, a crowned portrait of the King will appear on a new series of commemorative coins made in honor of the approaching coronation.
The set, which includes a 50p and a £5 coin, will be available later this month, in time for the historic 6 May ceremony.
The very collectible coins feature an effigy of King Charles III wearing the Tudor crown sculpted by artist and sculptor Martin Jennings.
The King chose the Tudor Crown for the image despite the fact that it no longer exists, having been burned in the 1640s.
It follows in the tradition of the crown appearing in photographs of prior kings from the twentieth century, notably his great grandpa, King George VI.
Natasha Jenkins, The Royal Mint’s resident designer, will also create a drawing of Westminster Abbey for the 50p coin. The artwork also features King Charles’ cypher and crown to represent him inside the abbey where he would be crowned.
The 50p coins will be available for purchase beginning at 9 a.m. on April 24 for between £11 and £1,220, while the £5 coins will cost between £14.50 and £2,995.
A 1kg pure gold proof coin incorporating Mr Jennings and Mr Bergdahl’s designs will also be available for £77,565.
Five million 50p coins with the original, uncrowned effigy of Charles by Mr Jennings and the commemorative Westminster Abbey drawing by Ms Jenkins are also slated to enter circulation later in 2023.
This follows the release of five million commemorative 50p coins following the King’s accession to the throne.
Rebecca Morgan, The Royal Mint’s director of collector services, described the collection as “a wonderful keepsake of such a historic occasion.”