King Charles III's new royal cypher is revealed

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King Charles III's caller monogram was revealed Tuesday arsenic the authoritative play of mourning for his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, came to a close. The emblem, known arsenic the king's cypher, volition look connected authorities buildings, authorities documents and immoderate station boxes successful the coming months and years.

It features the archetypal C intertwined with the missive R for Rex, the Latin connection for king. The Roman numeral III sits successful the halfway of the R and a crown hovers supra the letters.

TOPSHOT-BRITAIN-ROYAL-KING-CYPHER Envelopes franked with the caller cypher of King Charles III 'CIIIR' are pictured aft being printed successful the Court Post Office astatine Buckingham Palace successful cardinal London connected Sept. 27, 2022  YUI MOK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The awesome was selected from a bid of designs prepared by the College of Arms, a 500-year-old assemblage that oversees the issuance of caller coats of arms and different aspects of heraldry successful England. A Scottish mentation of the cypher features the Scottish Crown, and was approved by Lord Lyon King of Arms, who has akin responsibilities successful Scotland.

Also Tuesday, the Bank of England said it would uncover images of caller slope notes featuring a representation of the king by the extremity of this year.

We tin corroborate that coins struck astatine The Royal Mint bearing King Charles III's representation volition participate circulation successful enactment with request from banks and station offices, co-circulating with existing coins featuring Queen Elizabeth II. We'll stock further details soon.

— The Royal Mint (@RoyalMintUK) September 27, 2022

Old coins and slope notes featuring images of Queen Elizabeth II volition beryllium replaced lone arsenic they deterioration out, truthful initially currency bearing pictures of some monarchs volition circulate successful tandem, the cardinal slope said.

The caller notes volition participate circulation by mid-2024, the Bank of England said successful a statement.

Polymer slope notes featuring the royal images are replacing those made of paper. Paper £20 and £50 notes will beryllium withdrawn from ineligible tender aft Sept. 30, the Bank of England has said, adding that radical should either usage them oregon deposit them earlier that time. Starting Oct. 1, the insubstantial currency volition nary longer beryllium capable to beryllium utilized to wage businesses, though galore banks successful the U.K. volition judge them arsenic deposits. 

Li Cohen contributed to this report.

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