Information about effigy: King Charles III - First Portrait

King Charles III - First Portrait
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II

Following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, His Majesty The King acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, signalling the beginning of a new era for the United Kingdom and its coinage, as well as the coinage of all Commonwealth states in which he is also the sovereign.

Marking the historic succession from one monarch to another, the Royal Mint announced on 30 September 2022 that the coins in the memorial coin collection honouring Queen Elizabeth II will be the first to feature King Charles III’s official coinage portrait designed by acclaimed sculptor Martin Jennings; the collection was released on 3 October 2022.

Martin Jennings has been making public sculptures in the UK for many years. His representations of great writers and poets, including John Betjeman at St Pancras Station, Philip Larkin in Hull, Charles Dickens in Portsmouth, and George Orwell outside BBC’s Broadcasting House, are particularly well-known and admired.

The first definitive coinage portrait of King Charles III was personally approved by the monarch. It shows him bare headed (not crowned), facing left; in tiny letters below the neck truncation are the designer's initials MJ.

King Charles III - First Portrait - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III - First Portrait

United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II

The first definitive portrait of King Charles III was released on the Memorial Coin Collection issued on 3 October 2022 in memory of the King's mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

King Charles III - First Portrait - showing 37 of 37 coins
CountryNameMintageLegend
United Kingdom Silver Ounce 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Silver Five Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 3,000 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Silver Ten Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 1,000 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Silver Kilo 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 500 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Platinum Ounce 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Gold Two Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 726 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Gold Kilo 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 30 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 1000 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Gold Five Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 250 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Gold Ten Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 100 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Five Pounds 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
United Kingdom Fifty Pence 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE ·
United Kingdom Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial 2,210 CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
United Kingdom Sovereign 2022 Memorial unknown CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 2022 Memorial unknown CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
United Kingdom Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial unknown CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
United Kingdom Double Sovereign 2022 Memorial unknown CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
United Kingdom Silver Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
United Kingdom Silver Five Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 257 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 261 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Gold Five Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 27 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 77 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Silver Ten Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 107 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Silver Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 607 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Silver Ounce 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 1,361 CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
United Kingdom Five Pounds 2023 King Charles III 75th Birthday unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Two Pounds 2023 JRR Tolkien unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Fifty Pence 2023 NHS unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
United Kingdom Fifty Pence 2023 Windrush Generation unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Two Pounds 2023 Flying Scotsman unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2023 ·
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
United Kingdom Two Pounds 2023 Edward Jenner unknown CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2023 ·
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