For 50 years, the Mr. Men and Little Misses have been delighting children and adults alike for generations with their charming, cheeky and, clever antics.

But now, in 2021 we see them delighting the coin collecting world as well, as The Royal Mint has JUST revealed a brand new £5 coin series celebrating the inhabitants of Dillydale.

2021 UK Mr. Happy™ £5

The very first coin in this series has JUST been released and features none other than Mr. Happy himself!

Adam Hargreaves’ design of this brand new £5 coin features the instantly recognisable and much-loved Mr Happy at the centre.

Excitingly for collectors, this is the first time Mr. Happy has featured on a UK coin and we think he’s made a very grand entrance!

This coin is available to order in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p). Simply click here >>

What’s more, you can also take this opportunity to pre-order the next two coins in the series ahead of their individual releases later in the year:

  • Pre-order the Mr Strong and Little Miss Giggles™ £5 for your collection by clicking here >>. This coin will be available in March 2021.
  • Pre-order the Little Miss Sunshine™ £5 for your collection by clicking here >> This coin will be available in May 2021.

50 Years of Fun

Charles Roger Hargreaves was an english author and illustrator, best known for his creation of the world-famous Mr. Men and Little Miss stories.

Roger Hargreaves. Credit: GoodReads https://www.goodreads.com/photo/author/3206.Roger_Hargreaves

The Mr. Men and Little Miss books first originated with Mr Tickle. Hargreaves son asked him what a tickle looked like, so he drew a round orange man with long arms that could reach anywhere!

Mr Tickle was such a success with his son and the general public, that Hargreaves went on to create a whole world of Mr Men and Little Miss characters.

As of 2015, there have been 30 books, with over 85 Mr. Men and Little Miss characters featuring and now, they feature on a UK coin series for the very first time.

Following the popularity of previous children’s literature themed coins, we’re expecting these coins to be a huge hit with collectors!

Let’s take a closer look at previous UK coins that have celebrated children’s literature…

Beatrix Potter 50p Series

A selection of the Beatrix Potter 50p coins.

In 2016 a new series of 50p coins were confirmed celebrating renowned children’s author Beatrix Potter.

From Peter Rabbit, to the Tailor of Gloucester we’ve seen some of Potter’s most-loved characters feature on our 50p coin. These coins truly did spark a whole new interest in collecting, that spanned across generations.

In fact, these coins were so popular that we saw the main man himself, Peter Rabbit, feature in the series FIVE times – a testament to the nation’s love of this cheeky little bunny.

Whilst some of these coins are no longer available from The Royal Mint, you can still get your hands on some of them from Change Checker. Simply click here to find out more >>

Paddington 50p Coins

2018 & 2019 Paddington 50ps

In 2018, a brand new series of 50p coins were issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington’s first appearance in Michael Bond’s story, ‘A Bear Called Paddington’.

The first two coins in the series featured Paddington at the Station and Paddington at the Palace. Later, in 2019, Paddington returned this time at the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

These coins have proved so popular with collectors since their initial release and have been the talking point of recent years. Change Checker has a range of collecting packs and products for you to store your coins in when you find them in your change! Find out more here >>

The Gruffalo 50p Coins

2019 Gruffalo 50ps

In 2019, two Gruffalo 50p coins were issued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Julia Donalson’s much-loved children’s tale.

The first coin to be released, featuring an image of the Gruffalo, with his famous horns and teeth at the centre, was so popular that the silver-proof version sold out in less than 12 hours!

Later in the year, The Gruffalo returned, this time with his adorable companion from the tale, Mouse.

If you want to find out more about these incredible 50p coins, you can do so by clicking here >>


We love these brand new Mr. Men and Little Miss £5 coins! Will you be securing them for your collection? Let us know in the comments below!


Secure the brand new 2021 UK Mr Happy™ £5 for your collection for JUST £10.99 (+p&p)

Own the brand new 2021 Mr Happy™ £5 in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

You can also use this opportunity to pre-order the next coins in the series, ahead of their individual releases later in the year.

Your coins have been protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging to preserve for generations to come.

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!

If you want to get ahead of the crowd, and be one of the first to receive these coins when they’re individually released, you can do so by signing up to the Change Checker New Issue £5 Subscription Service >>


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!


Be one of the first to receive the brand new Mr. Men and Little Miss £5 Coins!

This is your opportunity to get ahead of the crowd and secure these brand new £5 coins and every future new UK £5 issue at the initial release price of just £10.99 (+p&p) >>

The Change Checker United Kingdom £5 Priority Subscription allows you to own the latest £5 coin releases, delivered to your doorstep, without any of the hassle of ordering the coin yourself!

To sign-up or to find out more, simply click here >>

We’re delighted to announce the 2020 Change Checker Awards in association with All About Coins, where we’ll be celebrating the very best of the change collecting world from 2020!

We’re looking for the 2020 Change Checker of the Year and the 2020 Junior Change Checker of the year and we need your help!

Do you know somebody who deserves to be crowned ‘Change Checker of the year’? If so, we’d love to hear why.

Has someone you know completed an epic collection? Do you know somebody who’s gone above and beyond to help other Change Checkers complete their collections? Or have you been introduced to the world of change collecting by another Change Checker?

If you know someone who has been the perfect Change Checker, we want to hear from you.

Send an email outlining why your family or friend[s] deserve to win this coveted award to Awards@changechecker.org.

Alternatively, you can submit your entry using the sign-up form at the bottom of this blog. 

Finally, you can leave a comment on any of our social media pages but be sure to use the hashtag #CCAwards2020.

To qualify for Junior Change Checker of the year the application must be aged 16 or younger. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 4th December.

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All entries will be judged by our panel and the results announced on Wednesday 9th December. Please see terms and conditions.

The victorious Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the year will each win an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies worth more than £50, including a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine!

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The other categories that make up the Change Checker Awards are:

  • Coin Story of the Year 2020 – chosen by our panel.
  • Top 3 Pieces of 2020 Coin Art – judged by our panel and chosen from your email submissions and social media posts. To submit your coin art, please email awards@changechecker.org
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  • UK Coin Design of the Year 2020 – judged by you!

UK Coin Design of the Year 2020

Votes for the Top UK Coin Design of the Year has now closed.


The winners for all Change Checker Award categories will be announced on the 9th December.

Good Luck!

Submissions for the 2020 Change Checker of the Year nomination have now closed. Tune in on the 9th December to find out the winners.


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  • The winners will receive an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies, as well as a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine. There is no cash alternative.
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2018 Change Checker Awards

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