UPDATED! Change Checkers vote for their favourite 2018 Paddington™ 50p coin!

The second coin in the 50p series that has gripped coin collectors across the nation has been released today and we’re incredibly excited to see this beautiful coin at Change Checker HQ. The coin completes the 2018 Paddington™ 50p collection that has been issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic bear.

We were delighted by the release of the first coin in June, as I’m sure many of you were too! And now the final coin in the series has been released and we can’t wait to see what you think about the design.

Both coins are incredibly detailed and were designed by David Knapton, based on the modern adaptation from the CGI-live action movie. The first coin shows the much-loved British bear sat on his suitcase at Paddington Station, while the second coin features the bear waving the Union Jack flag outside Buckingham Palace.

So now that both coins have been released, we’re delighted to hear your thoughts are on the design and find out which Paddington 50p is the favourite amongst Change Checkers…

Change Checkers have now voted and the favourite design by almost 100 votes is the Paddington at the Station coin!

But do you prefer the iconic image of the bear at the Station, or does the Great British landmark of Buckingham Palace appeal to you more? Let us know in the comments section.

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  1. Dougden on August 7, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Station Paddington, hence his name. Did he ever go to Buckingham Palace?

  2. Martin Shaw on August 7, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    My vote goes to Palace Paddington, its more patriotic, and a palace can never be late. I agree with the comments about Winnie the Pooh, but what about tthat other truly British bear, Rupert?

  3. Ray Manship on August 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Paddington station

  4. Patrick on August 7, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Paddington Station – the Inter City 125 is clearly identifiable – the Palace might be anything

  5. Mervyn Hood on August 7, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Paddington Palace because he is waving the Union Jack and I am British through and through.

  6. XUE YU on August 6, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    the second coin

  7. Jeff Williams on August 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Neither Paddington’s face is from the film and NOT the original.

    • Rachel Hooper on August 7, 2018 at 8:05 am

      Hi Jess, both coin designs have been based on the live action CGI films released recently.

  8. Ray Balding on August 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Prefer the station,more iconic.

  9. Teresa Stewart on August 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Paddington Palace

  10. Tom Parnell on August 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Paddington at the Station.

  11. Julie Couperthwaite on August 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Palace Paddington bear

  12. Tracey Wallis on August 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Station Paddington

  13. Allison Rodgers on August 6, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Paddington at the Palace

  14. Chris on August 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Station Paddington.

  15. Peter Embling on August 6, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    My vote is for the station design because it can be interpreted that he is waiting for a train to take him away and we will be rid of him for ever to make way for the real iconic English bear Winnie the Pooh to take his rightful place on a coin of the realm. But can we celebrate the author rather than the creature characters?
    Or am I being a miserable old man again.

    • Rachel Hooper on August 7, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Hi Peter, you are so right and whilst these coins are celebrating 60 years of Paddington Bear, where would he be without Michael Bond? Odf course Winnie the Pooh is a wonderful bear as well and wouldn’t it be just fantastic to see appear on a UK coin!

  16. Steve on August 6, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Station Paddington.
    As it also has the iconic inter-city 125 on it.

  17. Barbara Martin on August 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Hard to choose from both but the Paddington at the Palace wins my vote

  18. Chris on August 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Buckingham Palace.

  19. Kathryn Harrod on August 6, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Palace Paddington