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See the first pictures of new Canadian coins featuring King Charles' portrait

• National Post

OTTAWA — For the first time in 70 years, when Canadians are sifting through spare change they fished out of the depths of their pockets, a new monarch's face will soon be staring back at them.

On Tuesday, the Royal Canadian Mint revealed new images of the first Canadian coins to feature the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III. On the same day, mint President and CEO Marie Lemay struck the first $1 Canadian coin to bear the King's likeness, marking the first time in 70 years that a new monarch's face adorns a coin in Canada.

The announcement was made on the day King Charles turned 75 years old.