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The UK’s incredibly popular Beatrix Potter 50p coins are to be followed up by two new Paddington Bear 50 pence coins.
According to the Royal Proclamation, published on 9 February, there will be two new coins:
– Paddington Bear sitting on a suitcase in front of Paddington Station
– Paddington Bear waving a Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace
It’s expected the coins will enter circulation later this year with commemorative collector’s edition available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver and Gold being made available.
Of course fans of the movie Paddington 2, will remember a 50p coin playing an important part in his adventure.
Not the first time Paddington has appeared on a coin
In fact it’s not the first time that Paddington Bear has appeared; he featured on 1 crown (25p) coins from both Isle of Man and Gibraltar – now listed for as much £30 on eBay.
The next Beatrix Potter collecting craze?
Although all the details have not been released yet and the actual designs are still top secret, it seems likely that the Paddington 50p coins will be as popular with the British public as Peter Rabbit and friends have proved over the last three years.
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After the unbelievable success of the 2016 and 2017 Beatrix Potter 50p series, many people would’ve been hoping for, perhaps even anticipating, more coins in 2018.
Well, I’m delighted to tell you that another four Beatrix Potter designs have just been announced by The Royal Mint!
The best news is that the 2018 Peter Rabbit 50p is available to order in BU quality TODAY!
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the delightful characters that’ll grace the 2018 Beatrix Potter 50p series:
This is the third Peter Rabbit 50p to be released by The Royal Mint and is the only character to feature in each of the Beatrix Potter series.
The 2018 design show an iconic image of Peter Rabbit munching on radishes, the reason for his near-miss in Mr Mcgregor’s garden!
Flopsy Bunny is the next character in the 2018 series. She is, in fact, married to Benjamin Bunny who featured in the 2017 series.
The design for Flopsy Bunny places the little rabbit centre stage, with Flopsy characteristically dressed in her little jacket.
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Taylor of Gloucester coin features an iconic image from the book. One of the helpful little mice sits crossed legged on a reel or skein of ‘twist’, complete with miniature spectacles and newspaper.
Mrs Tittlemouse carries the basket she uses to gather her dinner. The finest of details, like the mouse’s tiny whiskers and beady eye, have been captured on the coin’s small surface.
The reverse of all the 2018 Beatrix Potter 50p coins have been designed by Emma Noble who’s designs have featured on a number of other Royal Mint coins.
So, if you’re looking forward to collecting these fantastic new coins, let us know by leaving a comment on this blog.
The 2018 Peter Rabbit 50p is available to own TODAY