Coins get new Queen pic

Last updated at 09:17
New portrait of Queen

A new picture of the Queen to appear on coins has been unveiled.

It's the fifth coin portrait to have been created during the Queen's reign.

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The new £2 coin design is on the left, an update of the current £2 coin (right)

It was unveiled in a special ceremony in London and coins carrying the new design will also begin being made from today.

But it may take a little while for the coins to get into your pockets - new coins tend to go to cash centres and banks first.

The four official portraits of the Queen that have appeared on coins in the UK during the Queen's reign.Royal Mint
The four official portraits of the Queen that have already appeared on coins.