The tales of Mr. Men and Little Miss have been delighting the nation for 50 years, establishing themselves as one of the country’s best-loved children’s literature series.

And excitingly for collectors, as of the latest Royal Proclamation, it has been confirmed that a brand new series of £5 coins is set to be issued celebrating the inhabitants of Dillydale.

Roger Hargreaves’ world-famous tales first originated in 1971, with Mr. Tickle. Since then we’ve seen over 70 characters appear in the books and films!

The designs of these coins remain top secret but if you’re anything like us, we’re so excited to see which characters feature in this series!

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Which of the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters would you like to see in this £5 series? Let us know in the comments below!


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22 Comments

  1. Jane Deamer on February 13, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    I share some of the concerns about a £5 set, especially as I mainly collect silver proofs! However, I will be really pleased to see my childhood favourites in bright colours and detail on any coins. Let’s face it we all need some colour, fun and smiles given our current predicament. Bring on Mr Men and Little Miss! 😁

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 15, 2021 at 12:01 pm

      So glad you’re excited for the Mr Men and Little Miss coins Jane! We’re certainly excited too 🙂

  2. Shaun on February 12, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    I agree with most of the comments questioning the decision to put cartoon characters on the £5 crown. The A Z 10p coins seem to be a farce. There are not enough in circulation for genuine collectors to find. Using the 10p for for Mr Men could have been one way of getting collector interested again.

  3. Craig on February 12, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Hi Alex,
    it’s great we get to see the Mr.Men and Little Miss on a series of coins but, from what I gather from Social Media’s, the general consensus is this would have been great as a big collection on 10p’s, something akin to the A-Z’s. It’s a shame. Do you know of any plans in the pipeline for any big sets (any denomination) for collectors to look forward to?
    Regards,
    Craig

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 10:42 am

      Hi Craig,

      Glad to hear you’re excited to see the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters on UK coins! It’s interesting that the £5 coin had been chosen for this series as this denomination is usually reserved for flagship royal or historical anniversaries.

      At the moment, we’re aware of the following upcoming coins: https://www.changechecker.org/2020/10/21/exciting-upcoming-coin-releases/ but of course, as soon as we hear of any new and exciting coin series then we’ll update our blog for Change Checkers.

      I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!

      Best,
      Alex

  4. mike on February 11, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    i was hoping the mr men/little miss coins would be 10p coins featuring a character on each, i don’t really collect £5 coins.

    how many will there be in total.

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Hi Mike,

      It’s interesting that the £5 coin has been chosen as the denomination for this series as these are usually reserved for flagship royal or historic anniversaries. We’re uncertain on how many coins will be issued in the complete series but as soon as we find out any more, we’ll update our blogs for Change Checkers.

      Thanks,
      Alex

  5. Susan Jowitt on February 11, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Are these Mr Men and Little Miss £5 coins GB or territories please if territories which one? Thank you.

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Hi there, these are GB coins produced by The Royal Mint 🙂

  6. Jo Beard on February 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    The £5 coin as always until last year been a coin that celebrated the Royal Family and Great Britians, with historical interest and respect. I don’t understand why you’d make a mockery of this by putting cartoon characters on it. Last year we had; Year of the Rat, 007 and Rock Stars which I felt were odd for a £5 coin, but Mr Men? That’s just ridiculous. You’d expect those to be on 50p or 10p coins with The Potter collection and Winnie the Pooh.
    I have every £5, £2, £1, 50p and 10p plus pre decimal and Crowns etc, but I feel you are now taking the fun out of collecting. The number of coins being minted aimed at collectors(so not in circulation) is getting ridiculous and my enjoyable hobby is becoming too expensive and not much fun.

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 10:59 am

      Hi Jo,

      Whilst many collectors may be excited by the latest coin announcement, we appreciate that the theme may not appeal to all collectors.
      Unfortunately Change Checker has no control over the coins that are issued (into circulation or as collector quality). This is a design made by the Treasury and The Royal Mint Advisory Committee. We share information with Change Checkers on any coin news that we believe they’d be interested in hearing.

      We also share your frustration over less coins being issued into circulation as finding coins in your change is what Change Checker is all about. We were so pleased to see two 50ps enter circulation last year though, so here’s hoping we see some good commemoratives enter circulation this year too!

      Best regards,
      Alex

  7. James on February 11, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Very pleased to see that these are going to be on £5 coins rather than 50ps. The size allows for the designs to be far more intricate. For coins intended exclusively for collectors (unlike with the 30 odd non-circulating 50ps from the past couple of years), this should be the focus.

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

      Hi James,

      So glad you’re excited about these coins – so are we!

      We can’t wait to see the designs as they’re set to be very intricate like you say 🙂

      Thanks,
      Alex

  8. Paul Pheasey on February 11, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Yes pls

  9. Robert on February 11, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    What date was this royal proclamation as I can’t find it ?

  10. Ethan Kealey on February 11, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    what date are they going to be released and what characters do u reckon they would be

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 11:03 am

      Hi Ethan,

      There’s currently not been a confirmed date for issue but we’ll of course update you as soon as this becomes available. As for designs, there’s plenty of characters we could expect to see on the coins! It would be so hard to choose a favourite. Who would you like to see?

      Best,
      alex

  11. Lliam on February 11, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Not gonna lie I’m pretty disappointed they’re on £5s. I was hoping possibly a new denomination like a 20p or maybe another 10p. But £5 coin collecting is the rich man collectors game lol.

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 11:16 am

      Hi Lliam,

      Whilst many collectors may be excited by the latest coin announcement, we appreciate that the deconimation may not appeal to all collectors. However, the space that the £5 coin has will certainly allow for a great exhibition of design! We can’t wait to see which characters feature 🙂

  12. Dave on February 11, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Royal Mint taking the mickey out of coin collectors again!

    10p would have been much better, with a release of the Mr in 2021 and the Mrs in 2022 like the alphabet coins, make them circulated and bring a little fun back into coin collecting. But as £5 BUNC coins they will be what £10 each and with over 70 characters its gonna cost people a small fortune.

    Very disapointing news they are £5 coins….im out!

    • Alexandra Siddons on February 12, 2021 at 11:14 am

      Hi Dave,

      Whilst many collectors may be excited by the latest coin announcement, we appreciate that the denomination of coin may not appeal to all collectors.

      Unfortunately Change Checker has no control over the coins that are issued (into circulation or as collector quality). This is a design made by the Treasury and The Royal Mint Advisory Committee. We share information with Change Checkers on any coin news that we believe they’d be interested in hearing.

      However, the £5 specification will certainly allow for more space to showcase the design on these and we’re looking forward to seeing what characters feature.

      We do share your frustration over less coins being issued into circulation as finding coins in your change is what Change Checker is all about. We were so pleased to see two 50ps enter circulation last year though, so here’s hoping we see some good commemoratives enter circulation this year too!

      Best regards,

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