What happens to bills and coins with the face of Queen Elizabeth II

The death of Elizabeth II has many consequences, and one of them has to do with the bills and coins that have been circulating with the face of the monarch for 70 years.

The design of more than 4,500 million units of banknotes and coins with the face of Queen Elizabeth II would have to be changed, but it is not the only thing that changes after the death of the queen.

Elizabeth II’s face began to appear on banknotes in 1960, although she took over the British crown in 1952. Since 1960, the queen’s face has been massively displayed on billions of banknotes and coins that circulate as British means of payment.

Two years to replace coins and bills

As the experts confirm, the change in banknotes and coins must be agreed with Buckingham Palace and it will take two years to be able to replace them with the face of Carlos III.

Likewise, other nations such as Canada and Australia have to do the same.

Change in stamps, passports and uniforms

British notes and coins will not be the only thing that changes after the death of Elizabeth II. It also changes the design of stamps, passports, and police and army uniforms.. Even a part of the national anthem of the United Kingdom would have to be changed, specifically the part that says: “God save our gracious Queen”.

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