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New Canadian coins with King Charles III's image officially unveiled

New Canadian coins with King Charles III's image officially unveiled
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The very first batch of Canadian coins with His Majesty King Charles III's image have officially been unveiled.

"Since 1953, the portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth has graced the obverse of Canadian coins. Today, 70 years later, a new chapter in Canadian history begins," mint president and CEO Marie Lemay said during a news conference on Tuesday.

According to the Royal Canadian Mint website, the process of having His Majesty King Charles III's image on the Canadian coin involved many steps:

  • Over 350 artists and Mint engravers were invited to create designs for the official engravement with specific design requirements and were asked to provide a portfolio of their work that was later evaluated.
  • The designs from the artists were evaluated by an internal Mint review panel that judged submissions based on aesthetics, technical requirements and mass-production suitability.
  • The panel's chosen design was then sent to Buckingham Palace for necessary approvals.
  • Once approved, The Mint began the engraving and tooling process where dies were created to strike the coins.
  • Production, or striking, of new circulation coins then began.

What do you think of the new coin design include His Majesty King Charles III?

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