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The Royal Mint unveiled, on March 2nd 2015, a new coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, giving the general public the first glimpse of the image that will soon be a familiar sight on United Kingdom coins.

This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on British circulating coins since her accession to the throne in 1952, making it a very rare event indeed.

The new portrait is designed by Jody Clark. He is the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years.

Jody’s elegant portrayal of The Queen, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation, was selected in a closed competition organised by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC), a consultative panel to Her Majesty’s Treasury comprising experts from such fields as history, sculpture, architecture, art and design. A number of specialist designers from across Britain were invited to submit their own interpretations of the Queen’s portrait under anonymous cover, and each one was judged on its merits and suitability before the winning artwork was recommended to the Chancellor and, ultimately, The Queen for approval.

List of 13 coins issued carrying effigy: Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
United Kingdom Sovereign 2015 - Fifth portrait 2015 unknown
United Kingdom One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 2015 418,201,016
United Kingdom Five Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 2015 536,600,000
United Kingdom Two Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 2015 139,200,000
United Kingdom Ten Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 2015 91,900,000
United Kingdom Twenty Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 2015 131,250,000
United Kingdom Sovereign 2016 2016 unknown
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 2016 2016 unknown
United Kingdom One Penny 2016 2016 371,002,000
United Kingdom Two Pence 2016 2016 185,200,000
United Kingdom Five Pence 2016 2016 308,200,000
United Kingdom Ten Pence 2016 2016 135,200,000
United Kingdom Twenty Pence 2016 2016 161,000,000
Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait): Some useful external links
The reveal of the Queen’s fifth coin portrait The Royal Mint: The Royal Portraits
The Telegraph: Queen's new portrait for coins revealed by Royal Mint The Guardian: Latest Queen Elizabeth coin unveiled