Royal Mint new coins: First look at wildlife designs that reflect King Charles III’s passion for conservation
His Majesty's portrait will feature on a new set of wildlife-themed coins.
King Charles III's love of nature has been immortalised in a new range of British coinage. On Thursday (October 12), the Royal Mint unveiled eight new coin designs that are set to go into circulation across the country from the end of the year.
Reflecting His Majesty's passion for the outdoors and conservation, the designs feature a mix of familiar plants and creatures found up and down the country. Appearing across all official UK coins, from the 1p to the £2 coin, some of the recognisable creatures and foliage featured include the Red Squirrel, an Oak Tree Leaf, and Atlantic Salmon, as well as the national flowers.
The Hazel Dormouse features on the 1p, a Red Squirrel is on the 2p, an Oak tree leaf is front and centre on the 5p, the Capercaillie is depicted on the 10p, the 20p features a Puffin, the Atlantic salmon is the fish on the 50p, and finally the national flowers are on the £2 coin.
Each of the eight coins has been created with the support of both the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). The King has also given his approval of the designs.
Let's take a look at the new wildlife-inspired King Charles III coins.