When Queen Elizabeth died last year, her son Charles replaced her on the throne. Now he is taking her place on Canada’s coins too.
Why do we put the monarch on our money? It’s been a tradition since 1908, when Canada started minting its own coins. For the past 70 years, it’s been the Queen’s familiar face.
King Charles III was crowned in May. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that our coins, $20 bills, and postage stamps would be updated with King Charles’ image.