When asked to draw the Queen Elizabeth II’s face on a blank coin, the great majority of the interviewed British citizens believe she faces left.
In reality the Queen faces right. This common mistake is allegedly to do with right handedness, a natural presumption of a profile.
In fact, she has always faced right, though she faces left on the stamp.
Images of each monarch have been alternating between facing left and right when appearing on a coin. Queen Elizabeth’s father George VI had a left facing coin. This alternation has happened ever since Charles II’s reign between 1649 and 1651.
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