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

Well, this silly old bear was right, as we’re so excited to share with Change Checkers that the brand new Winnie the Pooh 50p has just been released!

This coin is the first in a 3-year collection of 9 coins celebrating this world-famous, honey-loving bear!

2020 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p

First in the series we see 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.

The first three coins in the Winnie the Pooh 50p series. Christopher Robin and Piglet are available to pre-order now.

This 50p has been issued in a number of specifications, including Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.50! (+p&p)

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.

But today, for the first time in the UK, he features on the nation’s best-loved coin, the 50p.

This brand new coin has has been issued in Superior Brilliant Quality for JUST £4.50 (+p&p) and a range of other specifications.

Could this become the most sought-after 50p ever?

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 brand new series has just been released featuring an all-time favourite childhood character, could we see this first coin becoming even more popular than the likes of the 50ps mentioned above?

Winnie the Pooh 50p Series

The 2020 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p series.

The first coin in the Winnie the Pooh 50p series has JUST been released today, featuring none-other than the silly old bear himself.

Later in 2020, Christopher Robin and Piglet will continue this honey-sweet 50p series.

This 50p series is sure to be a hit with collectors, so make sure you don’t miss out on owning the next two coins in the series.


This coin is sure to be a hit with coin collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans alike!

We can’t wait for the release of the Christopher Robin and Piglet 50p coins and to see how the rest of the Winnie the Pooh 50p series unfolds!

Which Winnie the Pooh character would you like to see celebrated on a 50p? Comment below!


Secure the first-ever UK Winnie the Pooh 50p to your collection today for JUST £4.50 (+p&p)

This 50p series is set to be the most popular of the year, so make sure you don’t miss out in owning the brand new 2020 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.50 (+p&p).

Click here to secure one for your collection!

©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!!



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