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With King Charles appointed as the new King of the United Kingdom, Canada has updated its coins to reflect it.
On Nov. 14, the government unveiled the new design, and, while it's largely the same, King Charles' portrait is now on one side of the dollar coin.
Given that in April, a poll suggested that many Canadians don't want to recognize Charles as their King, it's no surprise that many people expressed strong opinions on the change.
One person started off the reactions with a joke, calling the unveiled symbolic coin "too big."
Someone else replaced King Charles' portrait with that of ex-NBA player Charles Barkley.
— Julio (@JulioHashem) November 15, 2023
Many people joked about the unveiled coin's size, but one person committed to the bit even further by suggesting companies would be releasing new, larger pants to accommodate the new coin.
many jokesters saying "its too big lol", "ha ha what a big coin how ridiculous how would I carry it and spend it??". GROW UP!!OBVIOUSLY they will also be rolling out bigger pants with bigger pockets, and free pant-upgrades for hardworking canadian citizens. It's common sense. https://t.co/SZVvpGbVXD
— JerryTerry (@jarrahtarrah) November 15, 2023
Someone else joked that inflation had gone too far.
Inflation is out of control. https://t.co/MA5UJfFqo3
— Sridhar Ramesh (@RadishHarmers) November 14, 2023
Other people said that Canada should put Canadians on the coins with people suggesting Shania Twain and Nelly Furtado.
Canada needs to put iconic Canadians on its currency. My vote is for Shania Twain https://t.co/PmjVlxJOpc
— Robert Komaniecki (@Komaniecki_R) November 15, 2023
why don’t we have real Canadian icons like Nelly Furtado or k-Os on our mint now that Liz his kicked the bucket? https://t.co/Cw8Pfm9g5h
— wesley (@wslymcln) November 15, 2023
In a more earnest tweet, someone suggested the coin should have featured Terry Fox.
I would prefer a picture of Terry Fox https://t.co/iMtxamWKcw
— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) November 14, 2023