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King Charles III: New coins featuring monarch’s portrait unveiled



King Charles III: New coins featuring monarch’s portrait unveiled

King Charles III’s likeness will appear on brand-new coins, the first of which, a 50p, will go into widespread use in the coming weeks.

The commemorative £5 Crown and 50p, both of which include a carving of the King by British sculptor Martin Jennings, were initially seen to BBC News.

The monarch is now facing left, the opposite direction from his predecessor, on the coins, keeping with centuries of custom.

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He doesn’t wear a crown, unlike the Queen and earlier British kings.

The effigy was given King Charles’ personal approval, and it is believed that he was satisfied with the likeness.

The Royal Mint will start selling the coins to collectors early the next week. Banks, building societies, and post offices will distribute the 50p coin in accordance with demand well before the year is over.

These 27 billion coins will continue to be accepted in stores since they will circulate alongside coins honoring the late Queen.

Since coinage typically endure 20 years, according to Anne Jessopp, chief executive of The Royal Mint, both the Queen Elizabeth and King Charles coins will continue to be in use for many years to come.

The common 1p to £2 coins that we use every day will begin to be produced with the same image of King Charles at the beginning of the following year. They will be distributed when needed to replace worn-out and broken older coins and to satisfy any unforeseen demand.

“If someone has coins with the Queen on them, they shouldn’t be concerned. We’ll continue to use those currencies for transactions, said Mrs. Jessopp. Although individuals are increasingly using other payment methods, they still genuinely enjoy using coins for a variety of reasons.

New coin

The official image and the inscription both aim to present the King in an approachable light.

The Latinized version of each previous British monarch’s name appears on the inscription. The new coins, however, read Charles III rather than Carolus.

King Charles III, by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith is written in full around the effigy as “CHARLES III • D • G • REX • F • D • 5 POUNDS • 2022,” which is shortened from Latin.

The new £5 coin’s reverse features two fresh images of the Queen, tracing her development from a child monarch to a seasoned head of state.

The reverse of the 50p coin is an exact replica of the 1953 Crown coin produced to mark the coronation of the Queen.

Martin Jennings’ first coin design features the likeness of King Charles, but he has also created public sculptures of poets including John Betjeman in London’s St. Pancras Station and Philip Larkin in Hull.

Instead of the King posing for a particular portrait, he created the design from photographs.

It is the smallest piece I have ever produced, but knowing that people will view and hold it for generations to come is humbling, he said.

The official coin maker and Britain’s oldest business, The Royal Mint, relocated to Llantrisant, south Wales, in 1967 to meet the decimalization process, and this is where the coins will be made.

People frequently carried coins featuring several kings in their purses before decimalization.

The Royal Mint will begin selling a collection of memorial coins, including the £5 Crown, to honor Queen Elizabeth’s life and legacy.

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Ghanaian Business Mogul Allegedly M*rdered In South Africa




Intel from a reliable source stated that a 48 year old Ghanaian businessman, Newton Kwaku Boateng, who is based in South Africa has been allegedly poisoned to death by his South African wife in SA a week ago.

Mr. Newton who recently had scuffles with his wife had reported her to his family in Ghana, and even threatened divorce. Suspecting foul play, Boateng’s family have expressed their displeasure and despair at the death of their relative. They believe without doubt that indeed, their relative was poisoned by his wife.

Mr. Godwin Attipoe who spoke on behalf of Newton’s Family in Ghana said “We are so devastated. We are so angry. We are so heartbroken.”

He hinted that after the death of the beloved brother, a case of inquest was opened in Kempton Park, South African Police Service in Gauteng Province, South Africa, adding that “Kempton Park is a City which is based in Gauteng Province”.

Godwin Attipoe claimed they suspect corruption and cover up of the murder of Newton Kwaku Boateng by Kempton Park police station which he claimed is working closely with the wife of the deceased Alinah Mahlangu. Why? Their inquest for an autopsy be done on the victim is being denied by the police service in SA.

An emotional Godwin had to pause speaking as he started weeping, triggering cries among his other family members who were with him.
He further revealed that South African police say they are investigating and awaiting autopsy results after the body with foam in his mouth was found.

He however said “We are giving the South Africa police the authority and power of attorney to order an autopsy on Newton Boateng who died on March 2, 2023”.

He appealed to the Ghana Embassy in South Africa to assist the family to supervise the autopsy on the deceased, which his wife is resisting, adding that the wife of the deceased has not been authorized to represent the family on the issue.

More developing on the issue. Watch this space.

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South Korea Halloween stampede: Seoul crush killed at least 151 lives. (video)




South Korea Halloween stampede: Seoul crush killed at least 151 lives. (video)

South Korea Halloween stampede : At least 146 people have been killed after a stampede in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Saturday night.

During Halloween celebrations outside the Hamilton Hotel in the Itaewon neighborhood, the victims were crushed by a massive throng surging forward on a small street.

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Social media videos showed numerous casualties lying on the ground as emergency personnel and onlookers tried to revive them with CPR.

The 150 injured, many of whom are in serious condition in the hospital, and the death toll, according to Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan fire department, could increase.

He said that the majority of the bodies had been transferred to hospitals, while the remainder had been taken to a nearby gym so that they could be recognized.


All of Seoul’s emergency services professionals, along with hundreds more, were deployed to the streets to treat the injured.

Although some local media reports claimed a huge number of people flocked to the area after learning an unnamed celebrity had been there, it is unclear what precipitated the crowd surge.

Oh Se-hoon, the mayor of Seoul, had been traveling in Europe but decided to come back home after hearing the news.

Following the stampede, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol presided over an emergency meeting.


In a statement, he urged officials to guarantee the injured received prompt medical attention and to examine the festival venues’ security.

The largest Halloween celebrations in years were held in Itaewon, according to local media, as a result of the recent relaxation of COVID-19 regulations.


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