UK coins and banknotes face slow queen-to-king renewal
14 September 2022 | 5:41 pm
During Elizabeth's reign, her profile faced to the right, while Charles's will face to the left. Seemingly a small matter, but changing queen to king on banknotes, coins, stamps and post boxes comes at a cost.
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