BRAND NEW Winnie the Pooh 50p Series Released – could these be the most sought-after 50ps yet?

“It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.” said Winnie the Pooh


In 2020, The Royal Mint announced a brand new 9-coin 50p collection celebrating the beloved Winnie the Pooh books!

The final three coins in the Winnie the Pooh 50p Collection are set to be issued this year, with the FIRST of the 2022 series being issued TODAY, celebrating the world-famous, Eeyore.

2022 UK Eeyore 50p

2022 UK Eeyore 50p from The Royal Mint's Winnie the Pooh 50p Collection.
Featuring a design of the original illustrations by E. H. Shephard from A. A. Milne's books.
Eeyore seen sitting on the floor, looking back at his tale on the ground.
The inscription 'Eeyore' appears, with a bumble bee beneath - the motif of the collection.

The clever, brilliant, and witty Eeyore has JUST joined his friends in the Winnie the Pooh 50p collection, with his tail firmly attached!

Featuring a design taken from E. H. Shepard’s original illustrations, this 50p shows the loveable, old, grey stuffed donkey, just as we remember him from A. A. Milne’s books.

Although famous for his melancholic nature, Eeyore’s loyalty always wins the hearts of his friends from Hundred Acre Wood, especially when he loses his tail.

And today, he’s winning over the hearts of collectors up and down the country with this brand new 50p!

Certain to rival the popularity of the previous Winnie the Pooh 50p coins, this brand new coin has been issued in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Secure this brand new coin for your collection for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

2021 Tigger, Owl, and Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p coins

Last year’s additions to the Winnie the Pooh 50p Collection saw Owl and Tigger join their friends from Hundred Acre Wood on the 50p.

2021 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p coins.

On the design of the Tigger 50p, we see the bouncy character hopping around just as he does in E. H. Shepard’s original illustrations – on all four legs!

Sitting tall and proud on his 50p, Owl can be seen with quill and paper at the ready. Always on hand to share his advice (even when it may not be wanted!), Owl is the wisest inhabitant of Hundred Acre Wood.

We also saw all the main characters from A. A. Milne‘s classic tale feature on one 50p together. The Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p proved a huge hit with coin collectors and fans of the books too!

2020 Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and Piglet 50p Coins

The first three coins in the series feature designs of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and Piglet and were some of the most sought-after coins of the year!

2020 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p coins.

First in the series we saw Winnie the Pooh himself, just as we remember him, with a reverse design by The Walt Disney Company which features an original illustration from the Winnie the Pooh storybooks by E.H. Shepard.

Following closely behind we see Pooh’s most-trusted companion and friend, Christopher Robin, who featured on the second 50p in the 2020 series! Concluding the 2020 series, the character with the biggest heart in all of Hundred Acre Wood, Piglet, made his UK 50p debut.

If you’re yet to secure the coins in the Winnie the Pooh 50p collection, you can browse the range here >>

The Story Behind the Classic

Winnie the Pooh was a collection of short stories first published in 1926 by A.A. Milne, for his son, Christopher Robin.

The original Winnie the Pooh stuffed toys. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Most of Christopher Robin’s real life toys were the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s characters, but most significantly his favourite teddy bear which Winnie the Pooh himself is based on!

Alongside Winnie the Pooh, the fictional Hundred-Acre-Wood is inhabited by:

  • The timid but sometimes brave, Piglet
  • The glum but loveable donkey, Eeyore
  • The bouncy, one-of-a-king, Tigger
  • The loving and gentle, Kanga and her baby Roo
  • The terribly organised Rabbit,
  • The wise, old, Owl, and
  • The scary, honey-stealing Heffalumps!

The timeless and universal appeal of this silly old bear is unparalleled. He’s featured in 3 books, various film adaptations, and much much more.

And now we see the best-loved characters from the books feature together on the nation’s best-loved coin, the 50p.

Could these 50p coins become the most sought-after issues?

We’ve seen some incredible character 50ps in the past, which have been a world-wide hit with collectors.

In 2019, to mark the 20th Anniversary of Julia Donaldson’s much-loved children’s book The Gruffalo®, a new 50p was issued.

This coin was so popular that the silver-proof version completely SOLD OUT at the Royal Mint within 12 hours of its release, making it the fastest selling and most popular 50p ever. That’s a 50p sold every 2 seconds! 

We’ve also seen the huge popularity of the Beatrix Potter 50ps, issued to celebrate the life and work of Beatrix Potter and the 150th Anniversary of her birth.

These coins were so popular amongst collectors, they reached heights that hadn’t been seen since the 2011 Olympic 50p series. Collectors of all ages were racing to add these coins to their collections and to gift them to friends and family.

And now that a new series has been issued featuring an all-time favourite childhood character, could we see these coins becoming even more popular than the likes of the 50ps mentioned above?


This brand new coin is sure to be a hit with coin collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans alike! We certainly can’t wait for the final two Winnie the Pooh 50p coins to be released!

Who would you like to see in the Winnie the Pooh series? Comment below!


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Whether to own for yourself, or to purchase as a gift, this BRAND NEW 50p will make for an incredibly special keepsake to treasure forever.

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Your coin will come protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging to ensure that its superior quality is preserved for generations to come.

©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.

15 Comments

  1. Sean on October 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Alex

    A great blog perhaps but we are losing sight of the fact that none of the Christopher Robin items are actually “50p’s”. They are actually merely bits of metal with 7 sides!!!

    50p denotes a financial value and financially these are worthless. Their only worth is in the fact people collect them so they have an intrinsic rather than a monetary value.

    In one way it’s sad when they become legal fakes but I understand why people fall into the trap of collecting them as coins. It’s legalised fraud at worst but still good fun at best!

    Keep up the good work. I am sure I will be requested to purchase all 9 in due course!!!!!



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 9, 2020 at 11:19 am

      Hi Sean,

      I agree, it would have been lovely to see these coins in circulation and it is a shame that demand for cash is so low at the moment. These coins are legal tender and can be used as such, however they have only been issued in collector quality rather than released into general circulation. Fingers crossed we will see more coins enter circulation too as nothing beats the thrill of finding a new coin in your change.

      Thanks for your kind comments on our work 🙂

      Best regards,
      Alex



  2. Alan B on October 2, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Hi, I have just read all the resent newsletter & the 9 characters were all mentioned . Would this just be a coincidence??? . Love all the Goss, keep up the good work. Long may it all continue. 👍😊



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 5, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Alan,

      This is just coincidence, we unfortunately only know of Christopher Robin and Piglet to be following Winnie the Pooh at this stage. However, there are going to be a total of 9 coins in the series, so we could very well see a lot of our favourite characters appear!

      Thanks,
      Alex



  3. Mary Gates on October 1, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    is there a wallet or something to collect them into?



  4. Jon on October 1, 2020 at 9:11 am

    You ask, ‘Could this be the most sought after 50p?’ I don’t think so and certainly not in the short term.
    I offer three reasons for this point of view: 1) They are not going to be circulated which could impact on interest beyond the coin collecting community, particularly when money is tight for a lot of people owing to the pandemic, 2) the mint has produced the coloured BUNC versions in addition to the standard version which will affect silver proof sales on the secondary market and 3) the silver proof price has risen to £67.50.

    That is not to say they will not prove to be popular in the long run but after a week the anticipated sell-out of silver is yet to happen.

    Another problem is announcing that there will be nine in the series – it’s a lot of money to commit to. It might have been better just to release the three and make an announcement the following year.

    Taking coloured BUNC coins into the equation, that is now 15 different 50p’s in 2020 and only one has entered into circulation. It would have been 16 if it were not for the cancellation of the Olympics.

    I almost wish it was 2015 again when coin collecting was more affordable and the coins actually entered circulation.



    • Alexandra Siddons on October 5, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Jon,

      They’re very interesting points you raise. A silver-sell out does certainly owe to a coin’s collectability! Whilst these three Winnie the Pooh 50ps will not be entering circulation, Change Checker is pleased to be able to offer the cheapest price point available, at just £4.50. It’s unfortunate these coins haven’t entered circulation, as the whole point of being a Change Checker is having those exciting issues out there ready to be found!

      Whilst less coins have entered circulation in recent years, we’re hopeful that despite the current climate, we will see some new circulating coins for 2021!

      Thanks,
      Alex



  5. Ian on September 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Hello change checker crew. Any news of this coin being released into circulation? Thank you



    • Alexandra Siddons on September 25, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Hi Ian,

      Unfortunately the 2020 Winnie the Pooh 50p series will not be entering circulation. Fingers crossed for the other coins in the series!

      Thanks,
      Alex



  6. michael stevenson on September 23, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Alex
    This series of coins is sure to be popular.
    Will the series also be available in circulation?
    Regards
    Mick



    • Alexandra Siddons on September 25, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for commenting! Unfortunately the 2020 Winnie the Pooh 50p coins aren’t entering circulation but fingers crossed for the other coins in the series.

      Thanks,
      Alex



  7. Bex on September 23, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Hi Alex, thank you ever so much for your wonderful blog; I love reading them and I appreciate you taking the time to write and share them with us. Winnie the Pooh brings back many happy childhood memories and I enjoy watching and reading about the hundred ache wood crew and their journeys. Super grateful that there are 9 coins instead of just one or two. You are a lovely writer and I am looking forward to your next blog soon. Take care and best wishes always Bex



    • Alexandra Siddons on September 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Bex,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a kind comment. So pleased you love the collection and that you’ve enjoyed reading our blog! We can’t wait to find out who else from Hundred Acre Wood will be joining Winnie the Pooh in the series!

      Best regards,
      Alex



      • Bex on September 23, 2020 at 2:59 pm

        It’s always my pleasure Alex; thank you as well for taking time out of your day to write back to me here, it was a lovely surprise. Thank you also for writing back to me on YouTube; it’s honestly appreciated hugely and never expected. I’m change checkers biggest fan and supporter and truly inspired by you all – I’m looking forward to seeing who else will join the coin series too. Take care and Ta ta for now!!