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Unveiling of King Charles’ new coin starts a royal fan frenzy -‘made me rather emotional’

Royal fans were ecstatic as the official coin featuring the head of King Charles III was revealed by the royal mint.

The Firm’s Instagram page revealed that His Majesty’s portrait has been created by sculptor Martin Jennings and will face to the left to follow tradition.

It was also announced that the King’s effigy will start to appear on coins in general circulation in the coming months.

They said:”The King’s effigy has been created by sculptor Martin Jennings, and has been personally approved by His Majesty.

“In keeping with tradition, The King’s portrait faces to the left, the opposite direction to Queen Elizabeth II.

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A £5 coin commemorating Charles III (Image: Getty Images )

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Elizabeth II is remembered on the reverse of the £5 coin (Image: Getty Images )

“The reverse of the commemorative £5 coin features two new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II.

“The design was created by artist John Bergdahl in collaboration with the Royal Mint.

“The King’s effigy will start to appear on circulating and commemorative coins produced by The Royal Mint over the coming months.”

Royal fans were left emotional by the news and the striking images of His Majesty on the new coins.

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Photograph of the image of Charles III used on the coins (Image: Getty Images )

User said: “That really made me rather emotional this morning.”.

Others agreed and commented “God save the King” and said that the coin is “perfect”.

However, @lady.dudley felt that the images reminded her of the Queen’s recent death “I am feeling this too. So sad”

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A 50p coin featuring the for quarters of the Royal Arms (Image: Getty Images )

Some royal fans also admitted they were looking forward to coins that could be produced for future monarchs.

@windyyindah chimed in saying, “cant wait to see william editions”.