The 2019 Paddington 50p – what we know so far…

The UK’s incredibly popular Paddington 50p coins are to be followed up by two brand new 2019 coins.

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According to the Royal Proclamation, published on 11th April, there will be two new Paddington coins released this year.

The designs are suggested to depict Paddington Bear outside the White Tower at the Tower of London and Paddington Bear outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

It’s expected the coins will be issued later this year with commemorative collector’s editions available in cupro-nickel, Silver and Gold being made available.

Paddington’s journey continues for 2019!

Straight from the darkest Peru, Paddington made his way to the London, and in June 2018 was spotted sat on his suitcase beside the trains at Paddington Station.

Later that year the bear was back, this time proudly waving a Union Jack Flag outside Buckingham Palace.

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His journey around London now continues as a new 50p coin is set to mark his latest adventures!

The next 50p collecting craze?

Although all the details have not been released yet and the actual designs are still top secret, following the popularity of last year’s coins, it seems likely that the latest Paddington 50p coin will be a real hit with the British public.

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  1. Heather on April 16, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I have been collecting 50 pence coins for a while after watching a programme. I have about 10 collectors coins, A one being said to worth £4,55 A Peter Rabbit. Where do I sell them for these prices. I also have one that has 2 ships looks like the Spanish Armada ships. . But cant find any info on them

  2. James Brooker on April 14, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    It’s all very well telling us about new Paddington bear 50s. They will of course NOT be circulated to the public for our collections. UNLESS we pay out and buy them. Which defeats the point of this site. It is called “Change CHECKER”. No point in checking our change if new coins are NOT going to be circulated. Where’s the joy in buying?

    • Rachel Hooper on April 15, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Hi James, we haven’t heard if these ones will go into circulation yet, but it will be fantastic if they do as it will give us something to look forward to. Of course there are still so many wonderful coins in circulation to find and collect. Do you have any you need for your collection?

    • Peter Hoare on April 15, 2019 at 11:37 am

      I have to agree with James Brooker regarding the fact that the new Paddington 50p coins will not be released
      into general circulation. What is the point? It is so unfair
      It seems to be just taking advantage of genuine coin collectors.

      • Rachel Hooper on April 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm

        Let’s just hope they do go into circulation. The 2019 shield 50ps have been spotted so there is hope that more 50ps will enter circulation this year.



  3. JOEL ABEL on April 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Another two coins not to enter circulation, joke!

    • Rachel Hooper on April 15, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Fingers crossed they will go into circulation! Would be great to find them in your change.

  4. David Riches on April 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Best site for the latest in coin collections

  5. Andrew on April 13, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Do you know if these new Paddington coins will enter general circulation or not?

    • Rachel Hooper on April 15, 2019 at 8:06 am

      We don’t know yet, but I certainly hope so!

  6. Ronnie on April 12, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    That good news i ma getting fed up of peter rabbit

  7. sheridan on April 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I agree, interesting article above.
    Am I right to say that these coins will NOT enter general circulation and will only be available in commemorative packs? Yikes!
    If I am right, this coin collecting hobby is starting to cost a fortune with the amount of coins NOT being released into general circulation (I know I’m not the first to say this).

    • Rachel Hooper on April 15, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Sheridan. We don’t yet know if they will enter circulation, but I for one would love to find these coins in my change, so here’s hoping they will!

  8. Mike R. London on April 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Hi, Yesterday I found 50p shield in my change, not surprising you may say, however, this was dated 2019!
    Have they been issued yet or do you think this somehow slipped through the net?

  9. Suzanne Hardman on April 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Ooooh how exciting, I love the Paddington coins.

  10. Jim on April 12, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I do hope these will be released into circulation as proper coins. We’ve already had 10 different 50p so far this year, most of which are as collectors editions only. I’ve just had my first 2019 definitive/shield 50p in change this week, very surprised to see it, so looks like there is still some demand from the banks for new coin.

    • Rachel Hooper on April 15, 2019 at 8:53 am

      Hi Jim, I hope they go into circulation too! Would be great to find these coins in our change. Yes, the 2019 Royal Shield has now been released, so hopefully we’ll see more of the 2019 coins go into circulation.

  11. Bill on April 12, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Can these be pre ordered, plus can can you put in an order for any new 50ps to be automatically sent

    • Rachel Hooper on April 15, 2019 at 8:52 am

      Hi Bill, you can sign up for updates at the bottom of the blog and then we’ll let you know as soon as these coins are available to order. If you’d like to be automatically sent all the latest UK 50p and £2 coins, you can call our customer services team to sign up. The number is 0333 00 32 777

  12. Thomas Walsh on April 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    As per usual, your blogs are very helpful and interesting. Thanks again

    • Rachel Hooper on April 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks Thomas, glad you like the blog.

    • Roy MORRIS on April 13, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Very good hope they don’t go into circulation
      Thanks change checker

  13. Les hamilton on April 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    About time just what the coin collector need, more Paddingtons. LOL🙂

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