Straight from darkest Peru and into your pocket, the nation’s favourite bear is finally on sale!
Earlier this year, we announced the exciting news that the UK’s incredibly popular Beatrix Potter 50p coins are to be followed up by two new Paddington™ 50 pence coins.
It’s now with great anticipation that we can reveal the first Paddington coin has been officially released!
Celebrating the very British bear
The coins have been issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington’s first adventure and this first design is based on the modern adaptation from the CGI-live action movie, featuring Paddington on his suitcase in front of the station and excitingly, one more Paddington 50p coin will also be released by The Royal Mint later this year and this coin will feature the bear waving a Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace.
Of course fans of the movie Paddington 2, will also remember a 50p coin playing an important part in his adventure.
Not the first Paddington coin…
Whilst this is not the first time Paddington has appeared on a coin, it is his first time appearing on official UK coinage.
The nation’s loveable bear has previously featured on 1 crown (25p) coins from both Isle of Man and Gibraltar – now listed for as much £30 on eBay.
Due to the popularity of these coins, and the whole new generation of collectors created by the Beatrix Potter 50ps, it is expected that these coins will be extremely sought-after by collectors and Paddington fans alike.
These coins will be available in Brilliant Uncirculated collector’s edition, with coloured Silver and even Gold versions also being made available.
Paddington at the Station 50p, now available to own!
You can now own the FIRST EVER UK 2018 Paddington 50p Coin in superior collector quality.
Hi Yasmin & Rachel
Thanks for the information on the new coins coming out, got mine on order. As you were at cosford air show the other week doing a coin swap will you be at RIAT Fairford next month doing another swap? Would be great if you was.
Hi Pete, thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately we do not have plans to attend any other air shows this year as we had no idea how popular it would be. After the success of Cosford it is certainly something we will be looking into next year, but unfortunately it is too short notice for this year. Thanks, Rachel
Another very informative and well presented news release, keep up the good work Change Checker crew! As for the coins, for me, it’s got to be the Paddington at the station coin, it captures the essence of the original story, the little bear lost with his suitcase. And a nice touch for rail enthusiasts is the inclusion of a classic High Speed Train in the background.
Thanks for the kind words Jim 🙂 The coins are so lovely and yes the first one really does capture that traditional image of Paddington bear doesn’t it?