The Snowman™ returns for 2019! New Christmas 50p released…

Christmas really has come early this year as the brand new The Snowman™ 50p coin has just been released!

So cosy up by the fire and bring out the mince pies as we take a look at this season’s must-have Christmas coin…

I’m sure we all have heart-warming memories of The Snowman story, and for me Christmas really doesn’t start until I’ve snuggled up on the sofa with all the family to watch the festive film.

Now that the new 50p has been released, I’m sure you’ll agree that this coin really has brought the magic of the loveable Snowman to life!

The reverse design has been created by Snowman Enterprises themselves to truly capture the festive magic of the story, and features The Snowman and James from Raymond Brigg’s classic tale.

Issued to continue the 40th anniversary of The Snowman celebrations, this new coin is the second Christmas 50p ever to be issued in the UK.

Last year’s Snowman 50p from The Royal Mint was incredibly popular with collectors and created a flurry of excitement surrounding the snowy coin.

In fact, the Silver Proof version completely SOLD OUT on the first day of issue!

2018 The Snowman 50p coins in BU and Silver Proof quality

Whilst the 2018 release marked the first time that The Snowman has appeared on a UK coin, it’s actually not the first time that this frosty friend has appeared on a 50p…

Over the years, The Snowman has featured on a number of different 50ps from The Isle of Man, some of which are incredibly sought after.

One such coin from 2003 featuring James and The Snowman recently sold for over £250 on the secondary market! Not a bad return on a 50p coin!

eBay sold listing for the 2003 Isle of Man Snowman 50p

But will the UK’s 2019 The Snowman 50p featuring these much loved characters be equally as popular with collectors?

Let us know what you think about this year’s Christmas coin in the comments below!

Secure this season’s must-have 50p!

This brand new UK 50p is a commemorative issue only which means you won’t be able to find one in your change!

So don’t miss out on your chance to add one to your collection and secure yours for JUST £4.50 (+p&p) today.


  1. kevin cottham on November 28, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    hi I read the other day that the mint was giving away coins to encourage more collectors, I am positive if coins are to be collectable they should be more available how about some more alphabet 10ps in circulation

    • Rachel Hooper on December 2, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Hi Kevin, it would be great to see more A-Z 10ps in circulation. There aren’t many of them out there and I’m sure any collectors lucky enough to come across one will hold on to it.

  2. Pam Evans on November 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Rachel, Is there any information on strike your own coins? I never see anything relating to these coins, such as a list of all SYO that has occurred or mintage figures. Is there anything out there relating to this please?

    • Rachel Hooper on November 11, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Hi Pam, unfortunately we don’t have access to the mintage figures for Strike You Own coins. You could try asking The Royal Mint directly. Thanks, Rachel

  3. David Powell on November 7, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Whilst going through my collection, I found a coin that is a bit of a mystery to me. It is a, BU London 2012 Olympic Games, Blue Peter 50pence Winners Edition, the coin is in a card sleeve, the 50 pence is the Gymnast design (although it looks more like a high jumper attempting the “Fosbury flop”) with the date 2009. Information on the back of the card reads, “The winning designer was Florence, aged 8, from Bristol” Could you please supply me with more information. I am not interested in the value, as I won’t be selling it just yet.

    • Rachel Hooper on November 8, 2019 at 8:23 am

      Hi David, what a great coin to have in your collection! This was designed by Florence Jackson, winner of the Blue Peter competition to design the Athletics 50p. Whilst the circulation version is dated 2011, the BU coin in the winner’s edition pack is dated 2009 and is much rarer. You can find out more about it in this video:

  4. Stephen Lacey on November 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Hi I have a miss moulded pound coin it has the hologram and all the proper markings with different edges could you tell me if it’s worth anything thank you for your help steve

    • Rachel Hooper on November 6, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Hi Stephen, that sounds really interesting. You’re welcome to send some pictures to [email protected] if you’d like us to take a look.

  5. Peter H on November 5, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I think the coin is very detailed and christmasy as specialy the snowman looking down at the boy. Good design.

  6. Peter Embling on November 5, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Why don’t you put your energies into perpetuating the use of cash in the UK and stop defrauding collectors by calling these things ‘coins’.

  7. Suzanne on November 5, 2019 at 9:20 am

    This is a beautiful coin, maybe not as colourful as the first one but just as cute and would love this in my collection.

  8. Bryan H on November 5, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Another “collectors token” that will never go into circulation.