Brand New The Gruffalo and Mouse 50p released!
Have you heard the story about the mouse who took a walk in the deep dark wood and ended up on a Gruffalo® 50p coin?
The brand new Gruffalo 50p has officially been released today and this time the monstrous character has been joined by the wonderfully cunning Mouse from Julia Donaldson’s book.
This mouse might be small in stature, but the brand new 50p coin has beautifully captured the full details of the brave little character from the nation’s favourite bedtime story.
The reverse of the coin has been created by Magic Light Pictures, who also designed the first coin, released in February this year.
Change Checkers have been wondering what might feature on the new coin – from the fox to the owl and all the creatures that live in the deep dark wood.
But the wait is now over and I’m sure you’ll agree that the choice to feature the Mouse has resulted in a fantastic coin designed to illustrate the classic story of The Gruffalo.
Coin collectors across the UK have been eagerly awaiting the release of the second Gruffalo 50p following the announcement in August this year.
In recent years, 50ps themed around children’s literature have inspired a whole new generation of collectors, with new coin releases appealing to families, youngsters and fans of books, as well as traditional collectors.
The Gruffalo is no exception, and the release of the first coin at the start of the year sparked huge excitement across the UK.
So much so in fact, that the Silver Proof version of the coin SOLD OUT at The Royal Mint in just a few hours!
With over 13.5 million copies of The Gruffalo sold worldwide, the collectability of this coin is undeniable and I’m sure that collectors will be keen to get their claws on this one (warts and all!)
This coin won’t be entering circulation, but will be available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is the standard favoured amongst collectors, as well as coloured Silver Proof.
What do you think about the new Gruffalo and The Mouse 50p coin? And if you could design a new Gruffalo 50p, which characters would you choose to feature on the coin? Let us know in the comments below.
Own the brand new The Gruffalo and Mouse BU 50p!
You can now secure The Gruffalo and Mouse 50p in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality! So don’t miss out on your chance to add one to your collection.
If you’re going to rebrand then I suggest you call it the Commemorative Coin Shop given the restricted number of real coins issued for genuine public use. Meanwhile I’m removing commemorative coins from My Collection and selling them on. Change Checker was such a positive and enjoyable thing and a shame it’s been turned to money grubbing.
Hi John, unfortunately we have no control over which coins enter circulation and we too feel the frustration at not being able to find some of the latest releases in our change, as this is what Change Checker is all about. We’re trying to make things a little easier for collectors with our Face Value Coin Ballot, which you can sign up to for the chance to own the latest UK 50p and £2 coin releases and their face value: https://www.changechecker.org/2019/05/01/your-chance-to-own-the-latest-uk-new-issue-50p-and-2-coins-for-face-value/
How can I get hold of a 2018 Shield 50p ?
Hi Steve, the 2018 Shield wasn’t issued for circulation, but was issued in the annual coin set. Unfortunately we have sold out of this set, but you might be able to come across one on the secondary market or Facebook coin groups.
I have the sherlock Holmes
Coin is it worth anything
Hi Sally, that’s a really lovely coin! We don’t know the mintage figures for it yet as it has only been released this year, so we don’t know how rare it is yet. It certainly seems to be popular with collectors though.
Rachel, how many people have applied for the face value ballot? Can you give that information? I haven’t been succesful yet, maybe one day.
Do you think there will be subsequent Gruffalo releases to make a set like Potters?
Hi Craig, unfortunately I’m not able to say how many people have entered the ballot, however I wish you the best of luck for the next one. It would be great if there were a series of Gruffalo coins! And I suppose there are more characters that could feature on the coins. The Gruffalo’s Child would be a great one! We don’t know if there will be more to come, but we can hope!
Very nice. Yet of course, it will not necessarily be Change Checkers excited about this coin, as they will be unable to check their change for it! Alas, The Great British Coin Hunt is becoming The Great British Coin Shop.
What a surprise yet another commemorative 50p that wont be entering circulation .
Again the Mint churning out a commemerative saturating the market with coins overpriced which will just end up in drawers and never become of any value whatsoever
When will ever stop and act like the national mint it used to be
Hi Reginald, there have been some really lovely commemorative coins issued recently and it would be great to see more of them in circulation rather than collector’s quality only. To try and help collectors we launched the Change Checker Face Value Coin Ballot to give you the chance to own the latest UK £2 and 50p coins for Face Value: https://www.changechecker.org/2019/05/01/your-chance-to-own-the-latest-uk-new-issue-50p-and-2-coins-for-face-value/
I’ve just won your Face Value ballot and ordered mine from you straightaway: Didn’t think I’d ever win one: Brilliant!!
Fantastic! Congrats Jim!