On British coins a new portrait of Elizabeth II will appear

On British coins a new portrait of Elizabeth II will appear

On Monday, March 2, a new portrait of Elizabeth II was presented in the National Portrait Gallery of London, which in the near future will be minted on the UK coins. For the 63-year-old Board of Queen, this is already the fifth image on the monetary signs. The portrait was chosen on a closed contest, who held the Royal Mint. Participation in it was for artists anonymous. The winning work belongs to 33-year-old Gravel Jody Clark – it became the youngest of five artists who had the honor of decorating coins by the image of Elizabeth II.

"I really like the four previous portraits – everyone is silent in its own way," Clark told. – I still can not believe that my portrait of the queen will be placed on millions of coins and will play a role in the 1000-year-old history of the Royal Mint ".

On British coins a new portrait of Elizabeth II will appear

Changing portrait on coins is timed to the 50th anniversary of the death of the sculptor Mary Gillik – an artist who made the first portrait then still young Elizabeth II, decorated coins in 1952. The very first portrait of the Queen of Great Britain is depicted by a girl in a laurel wreath. In later engravings, she invariably appears in the crown. Under the long tradition of the monarch on coins in the UK depicts looking into the right side.

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