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Why Most U.K Money Will Still Feature Queen Elizabeth II for Years to Come | WSJ ctm magazine



Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait has been on U.K. currency since the early ‘60s. With Charles III now assuming the throne, WSJ speaks with former Royal Mint artist Jody Clark to understand the complicated process of designing a new coin and why an update will take a while.

Photo Illustration: Ryan Trefes

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28 Comments

  • Charles is ridiculously old and going by his face being red all the time not in the best health possible. What's the point of spending the money to change the currency if they're going to have to do it again within 10 years?

  • The Nordic Fox on September 20, 2022

    In Denmark, we do get change back sometimes that depict the last monarch, Frederik IX. He died in January 1972, and Margrethe II is, as of Elizabeth’s death, the longest reigning living monarch in the world. It’s always quite novel to get coins with his face on it instead of hers, and I feel in a couple decades, it’ll be the same for the British.

  • 7 years and on September 20, 2022

    Very important news article for entire mankind 🥴👈

  • Hamburger HamburgerV2 on September 20, 2022

    how they gonna update it now? peek into her coffin?

  • B Munson on September 20, 2022

    Canadian currency changed over in 1953, I am surprised the UK took so long.

    One of the interviewed people ignored the coinage – there are still George 1 cent pieces in circulation…

  • DFW DFW on September 20, 2022

    Talking about money during a funeral is about the most crass thing any newspaper could do. I never thought the Wall Street Journal was this vulgar.

  • Baqir Hemraj on September 20, 2022

    God save me.

  • TRAVEL TASTY on September 20, 2022

    Imagine they change the pictures on all of their moneys but need to change it again few years later to Prince William picture

  • abdul sijad on September 20, 2022

    change money to charliez and then in 2yrs chatiez is dead and then change again

  • abdul sijad on September 20, 2022

    its all a scam

  • Altaaf Ismail on September 20, 2022

    Strange world.

  • Fire Dawg on September 20, 2022

    Or just abolish this *ish 😂😮

  • eighteen67 on September 20, 2022

    And every coin in canada*

  • nilsson58 on September 20, 2022

    Maybe it's time to remove royals from coins and bills and put really iconic people instead, like Benny Hill, Jonny Rotten or John Cleese.

  • Maralf Niqle on September 20, 2022

    How funny, just as they are ready to cancel actual money

  • morris m on September 20, 2022

    king Charles will be like I can't run from my mummy shadow .

  • White Dragon on September 20, 2022

    Our money in the uSA does nor have the current president's face on it unless Trump tried to get away with it and was told NO!

  • ABC XYZ on September 20, 2022

    Demons hide in politicians,
    to destroy the world economy!
    [3rd Horse, Bible's Book of Revelation!!!]

    Rapture of Born-Again. This Year?
    Reprobates–Tribulation for 7 Years!

  • Sunmoon on September 20, 2022

    UK is still a slave to a monarchy, wow.

  • Michele Conley Eckert on September 20, 2022

    Nah Charles will be on the collector coins sold on tv at 2 am.
    I guarantee you that the drawings are of Prince William, since he's going to be king 🤴 in 10years.

  • Atharva Deshmukh on September 20, 2022

    (2) in "Slicex" you could create New Drum Loops and softs in any order from different slices. And keep the loop slices playing in and

  • staniclol on September 20, 2022

    Why is there still a royal family?

  • ozayevable on September 20, 2022

    Good to see the taxpayer money is being put into good use.

  • Tyesha Emery on September 20, 2022

    #ReparationsNow!!! 🆘👈🏾

  • Money Palav  on September 20, 2022

    Money often costs too much but is easier when you crack the code. — learn more

  • Kevin Estrada on September 20, 2022

    I am Guatemalan-American and I have coins with the Queen's image.

  • Jay Miller on September 20, 2022

    The last vastion of a real Lady. A real class act. Young ladies take note. This is a real example of how to conduct your life. Choose manners and ethics. Hat's off to how to act.

  • HimOff TheQuakerOatBox on September 20, 2022

    We can change all the currency when we go back to shillings and pence. If base 12 makes sense for length it makes sense for money.

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