The BRAND NEW and last-ever Peter Rabbit 50p has now been officially released!

It would be hard to find someone who hadn’t heard of this naughty little rabbit. The central character of Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s stories, Peter Rabbit has featured on many staple collectables.

Emma Noble’s design of this coin, which features an original illustration of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter herself, perfectly captures Peter Rabbit’s cheeky personality, as he can be seen crawling under Mr. McGregor’s fence!

2020 UK Peter Rabbit 50p

This coin won’t be entering circulation but is available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for just £4.50 (+p&p) here.

Where it all started

It was in 2016 that Peter Rabbit escaped from Mr. McGregor’s garden and made his first debut on United Kingdom coinage.

Issued to celebrate 150 years since the birth of renowned Children’s author, Beatrix Potter, this 50p changed coin collecting forever.

2016 UK Peter Rabbit 50p

There were five Beatrix Potter 50ps issued in 2016, including the incredibly popular Jemima Puddle-Duck, which, for a long time, was considered the rarest Beatrix Potter coin in circulation. She was also joined by fellow characters Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Squirrel Nutkin.

2016 UK Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p

A very special 50p was issued the same year, celebrating Beatrix Potter herself and features her silhouette and her emblem.

2016 UK Beatrix Potter 50p

This series of coins continued into 2017, 2018 and 2019. Fifteen Beatrix Potter coins have now been issued since 2016, each featuring one of Potter’s delightful characters, from Flopsy Bunny to Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

Complete Beatrix Potter 50p Collection

Peter Rabbit is the only character to feature more than once in the Beatrix Potter 50p series, with no less than 5 coins issued to celebrated the nation’s favourite little rabbit.

Sadly, Peter Rabbit’s 50p tale has now come to an end. It has been confirmed that the 2020 50p will be the very last UK Peter Rabbit 50p to be issued!

Which Beatrix Potter coins are the rarest?

To celebrate the release of this brand-new Peter Rabbit 50p, we’ve taken a look back at the mintage figures for the different Beatrix Potter 50ps to find out which ones are the rarest in circulation

Beatrix Potter 50p Mintage Figures

Following the release of the 2018 mintage figures, we’ve seen the 2018 Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny 50ps take joint top spot on the Beatrix Potter Mintage Chart. With mintages of just 1,400,000, these coins are the rarest Beatrix Potter coins in circulation and have already proved incredibly popular with collectors!

We also saw the 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse claim its spot on the podium, pushing Jemima Puddle-Duck – previously thought of as the rarest Beatrix Potter 50p in circulation – further down the chart, with a circulating mintage of 1,700,000.

So collectors that have held onto their 2018 Beatrix Potter 50ps will be delighted to see this! If you don’t have these coins in your collection yet, now’s the time to keep your eyes out to hunt down these sought-after 50ps.

4 years on from his initial release, it’s safe to say that Peter Rabbit inspired a whole new generation of collectors to start checking their change.

I have no doubt that the 2020 Peter Rabbit 50p will prove as popular as the previous years, and I’m sure collectors and Peter Rabbit fans alike will be chasing this rascally rabbit right into their collections.


Secure this brand new 2020 UK Peter Rabbit 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality

2020 UK Peter Rabbit CERTIFIED BU 50p

This is your chance to be ahead of the crowd and secure the very last Peter Rabbit 50p in superior Brilliant Uncirculated condition for just £4.50 (+p&p).

Secure the 2020 UK Peter Rabbit 50p to your collection here

21 Comments

  1. DAVID COLE on April 1, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Why do the Royal Mint include £5.00 coins in the year set when retailers do not accept them as legal tender, unless you use it at a post office to purchase stamps etc. What about uncirculated Peter Rabbit coins, does the same apply to them, who would know they are not circulating coins if you used one, you would be most unfortunate to get in trouble handing one of these coins over to an eagle eyed check out operator who knows its not an official circulating coin.

    • Alexandra Siddons on April 2, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      Hi David,
      Each year The Royal Mint releases their Annual Set which offers collectors and enthusiasts an opportunity to secure a number of the year’s best commemorative coins. As you say, it is a shame that not all of these coins enter circulation, however for many collectors looking to secure the complete set this is a very exciting release.
      You can of course spend commemorative BU 50p and £2 coins as they are legal tender and shops will accept them but we wouldn’t advise to because of their quality and collectability!
      Thanks,
      Alex

  2. Cliff Beeton on March 22, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Why did you put the first 13 Beatrix Potter coins in circulation,then not the final two.Surely this is a con to all of us that like trying to find them in our change?

    • Alexandra Siddons on March 23, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Cliff,
      Thanks for your question!
      Coins enter circulation as and when banks and post offices inform the Treasury that there is a demand for them. The Royal Mint are then requested by the Treasury to produce these coins for circulation. Unfortunately, this means when there is a less demand for new coins, the less coins The Royal Mint can issue for circulation.
      We like to inform our Change Checker of all the latest coin news, including the new releases of non-circulating coins for the collectors who are interested in purchasing the non-circulating coins too.
      Fingers crossed we see some great coins entering circulation for 2020!
      Thanks,
      Alex

  3. Craig on March 21, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I am so underwhelmed by this coin! Its a sloppy design. Like the 2019 snowman, its better in colour then it is in regular BUNC. Perhaps thats the marketing technique now but it just doesn’t work. Quantity over quality, no thanks. I am soooo disappointed!

    • Alexandra Siddons on March 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Craig, we’re sorry to hear you don’t like this years design. What Peter Rabbit design is your favourite? 🙂

      • Craig on March 24, 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Hello Alexandra. Thankyou for your reply. Its just my opinion, I’m sure plenty of people do like it. As for my favourite from the series? The Beatrix Potter anniversary coin from 2016 takes it.



      • Alexandra Siddons on March 25, 2020 at 11:27 am

        Hi Craig,
        The world would be a very boring place if everyone agreed on things, so it’s nice to hear collectors different opinions on coins 🙂
        The 2016 Beatrix Potter Anniversary coin really is special, isn’t it? I think the design perfectly represents her and her books.
        Thanks,
        Alex



    • Ian on March 23, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      Once again I have to agree with Craig far too many coins coming out in short space of time and the designs have been slacking lately.
      Although the 2019 snowman was ok this definitely was a disappointment from the mint.
      Hope they can just stay with 1 or 2 of each design and bring out more childhood characters in the future.

      • Alexandra Siddons on March 25, 2020 at 11:25 am

        Hi Ian,
        We’re sorry you haven’t enjoyed the designs of recent coins.
        We love the 2019 Snowman coin, so it’s good to hear a fellow collector does too!
        It’s always great to see our favourite childhood characters appearing on coins. My recent favourite is definitely the Rupert the Bear 50p from the Isle of Man. It brings backs lots of lovely memories for me and my family.
        What childhood character would you love to see on a coin?
        Thanks 🙂
        Alex



  4. Jane deamer on March 21, 2020 at 2:52 am

    Hello checkers,
    Loving another fantastic Beatrix Potter coin to celebrate! Peter always brings a smile. Much needed at the minute. Sad to see this is the last in the series but what an amazing series!!!

    • Alexandra Siddons on March 23, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Jane, this really is a lovely coin isn’t it? We’re sad to see the end of Peter Rabbit’s 50p tale too. Hopefully we will see more Beatrix Potter coins in the future!

  5. Mr Denis Fitzpatrick on March 20, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I hope they are released in Belfast

  6. Les kent on March 20, 2020 at 9:26 am

    It is getting to the point of no longer coin collecting but coin buying
    It might be an idea to produce a list of the coins that were never released into circulation
    Les.

    • Alexandra Siddons on March 20, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Hi Les,
      Thanks for your suggestion, we’re looking at ways we can update our Web App so this will be something we can consider doing.
      Have a lovely day!
      Alex

      • Craig on March 21, 2020 at 3:26 pm

        I put this recommendation to you last year. For new collectors it would be much easier to understand the difference in coins that can be found in circulation and coins that need to be bought.



      • Alexandra Siddons on March 25, 2020 at 11:30 am

        Hi Craig,
        Whilst we do state in our blogs whether a coin is entering circulation or not, we are open to suggestions from Change Checkers for any ways in which this information could be better presented. So thank you for your recommendation! As mentioned, we are looking at ways of updating our site, so we will consider this moving forward.
        Thanks,
        Alex



  7. Philip Marsh on March 19, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Another one we won’t see in Bournemouth, still waiting to see the lettered 10p.

    • Alexandra Siddons on March 19, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Philip, keep on looking, we promise they are out there! With such low mintage figures and high collector interest, they can be quite hard to find. We have heard of sightings in Bournemouth though so fingers crossed you come across one soon 🙂 Alex

  8. Christine McConnell on March 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Is this coin going into circulation?

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