King Charles to feature on Coronation coins unveiled

A new series of coins to celebrate the upcoming coronation will feature King Charles wearing a crown.

This includes a 50p and £5 coin which will be released ahead of the historic 6 May celebration at the end of the month.

The coins were designed by Martin Jennings and modeled on highly collectible coins depicting King Charles III wearing the Tudor crown.

The Tudor Crown was personally chosen for the portrait by the king, despite having been destroyed in the 1640s.

This continues in the tradition of a single crown being used as portraits of previous 20th-century monarchs, including the great-grandfather King George VI on coins.