Paddington’s London adventure continues – new coins revealed!

Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, as two BRAND NEW 2019 UK Paddington™ 50p coins have finally been revealed!

Since the Royal Proclamation on the 11th April, Change Checkers have eagerly been awaiting the release of these new coins and I’m sure you’ll agree that they are well worth the wait.

The designs feature Britain’s best-loved bear at some of London’s most iconic attractions – the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.

2019 Paddington at the Tower 50p and 2019 Paddington at St Paul’s Cathedral 50p

Straight from the darkest Peru and into your pockets!

In 1958, Paddington made his way to London, straight from the darkest Peru…

In June 2018 (for his 60th birthday) Paddington was spotted sat on his suitcase beside the trains at Paddington Station and later that year the bear was back, this time proudly waving a Union Jack Flag outside Buckingham Palace.

These coins from 2018 can be found in your change and added to your UK 50p coin collection – but have you been lucky enough to find them?

Paddington’s adventure now continues as these latest designs by David Knapton show the bear in two new London landmarks.

And the best news is, The Royal Mint have confirmed that the first coin will also be entering circulation from August!

Let us know if you’re lucky enough to come across any in your change…

Paddington at the Tower of London

2019 Paddington at the Tower 50p

This is the first Paddington coin to be released in 2019.

David Knapton’s design, based on the CGI live-action movie, shows the adorable bear outside the Tower of London, enjoying his favourite food – marmalade sandwiches!

If you can’t wait to get your hands on this new coin, it is now available to secure in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Paddington at St Paul’s Cathedral

2019 Paddington at St Paul’s 50p

The second Paddington 50p to be released this year will feature the charming bear outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

David Knapton has really captured the friendly nature of Bond’s character as he doffs his little hat in greeting to you.

This coin won’t be released until the 12th September, but is is available to pre-order now if you want to own it in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

The 50p collecting craze!

50p coin collecting has become more popular than ever, especially since the release of much-loved characters such as Peter Rabbit, The Snowman and of course Paddington!

Last year’s Paddington 50p coins were hugely popular and I’m sure that these new designs will be just as sought-after.

I’m certainly very excited to by the 2019 Paddington coins and can’t wait for when we will start seeing them in our change!

Give this bear a home!

This loveable bear is looking for a home and if you’d like to take him in, you can order the 2019 Complete Paddington 50p Pack to own both coins in Brilliant Uncirculated quality today.

Click here to secure the pack today.


  1. Peter Hunt on August 19, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    Received my Paddington Bear 50p outside The Tower of London this morning from the postman.

    Many Thanks.


    • Rachel Hooper on August 21, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Fab, I hope you like it! It’s certainly my favourite Paddington design.

  2. Howard Ballard on August 14, 2019 at 11:50 am

    have they done the ballot for the Paddington at the tower

    • Rachel Hooper on August 14, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Yes, 1000 lucky people were selected to own the Paddington at the Tower for face value. If you’re signed up to the ballot you’ll have an email telling you if you’ve been successful.

  3. James Willett on August 13, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Great looking coins

    When will we know the mintage figures for the 2018 Paddington?

    • Rachel Hooper on August 14, 2019 at 9:28 am

      Hi James, it normally takes a year or two for mintage figures to be released, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear anything from The Royal Mint.

    • Bex on August 14, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      I love your blogs Rachel – thank you for taking the time to write and share them with us. Super excited to add to my collection and looking after Paddington! Have a super day ?

      • Rachel Hooper on August 14, 2019 at 3:47 pm

        Thanks for your kind words Bex! Really glad you enjoy reading the Change Checker blogs. Have a great day too!

  4. Nigel Daft on August 13, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I love the Paddington designs and hope both are released into circulation. Too many designs these days only available as bunc from the royal mint etc. In my opinion if they are to be regarded as genuine coins they should be available to everyone. If people want and can afford the bunc, silver or gold versions then fine, but I don’t agree that genuine collectors with limited budgets are prevented from some of the issues, eg snowman, gruffalo and Stephen Hawking.

    • Rachel Hooper on August 13, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Nigel, we appreciate the frustration about the lack of coins entering circulation. It’s great to see that the new Paddington 50p is entering circulation – we can’t wait to see it in our change! You might be interested in signing up to the Change Checker Face Value Coin Ballot for the chance to own all future UK £2 and 50p coins for just face value. You can find out more here:

      • Nigel Daft on August 13, 2019 at 3:08 pm

        Hi Rachel,
        I have already signed up for the face value ballot.
        I also won a Snowman 50p earlier this year in one of the competitions 🙂

      • Rachel Hooper on August 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm

        Fantastic! Best of luck for future ballots Nigel 🙂