The Royal Mint has announced a new portrait of The Queen that will appear on British coins from later this year.

This is the fifth portrait to be created since the first coin bearing Queen Elizabeth II’s face in 1953. This ‘Queen’s head' was drawn and designed by Jody Clark, an engraver at the Royal Mint. He won an competition to create the portrait – these competitions are oen only to those invited by the Mint, but entered anonymously.

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