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Change for change? Queen Elizabeth's likeness updated on British coins
Change for change? Queen Elizabeth's likeness updated on British coins

British money will look a bit different in the coming months: Coins will bear an updated, age-appropriate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It's the fifth coin portrait of the queen and the first new one since 1998. "The queen shows her age as portrait is updated on coins," the Guardian wrote on March 2 when the new coins were revealed. Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark submitted the design when he was 33 years old, becoming the youngest of the five designers to create a portrait. Queen Elizabeth turns 89 on April 21. There have been five coin portraits of her to date, starting in 1953. That first portrait of the young queen, who had ascended to the throne after her...

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