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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (oh yes it is!)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Guernsey release a brand new set of Christmas Pantomime 50p coins!

These fantastic new coins feature designs based on five beloved Pantomimes which are sure to take you to a whole new world as you experience the magic of the theatre brought to life on a 50p coin.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (oh yes it is!)

Complete BU Set

Whilst 4,000 of each design will be entering circulation, they will only be released in Guernsey and you can bet your bottom dollar that any lucky Guernsey Change Checkers coming across these coins will be sure to hold on to them.

Unfortunately we don’t all have a Fairy Godmother who can wave a magic wand and make these coins appear in our UK change (but wouldn’t that be nice!).

However, the complete set is now available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (oh yes it is!)

Authorised by the Guernsey Treasury and fully approved by Her Majesty the Queen, the set includes some of the most loved pantomime themes:

  • Aladdin
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Dick Whittington

Silver Proof Set

But that’s not all… As if by magic, these coins have been brought to life in vibrant colour for the Silver Proof Pantomime 50p coin set.

Each beautiful coin is struck from Solid Silver and features selective colour printing to capture the fun of the theatre.

Only 2,019 of the Guernsey Silver Christmas Pantomime 50p sets are available and we all know how quickly Silver 50p coins sell out – the Silver Gruffalo 50p sold out within the first day of launch and had an edition limit of 25,000!

This stunning set is now available to purchase here.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (oh yes it is!)

The first Guernsey Christmas coins

Did you know that Guernsey has never released a Christmas coin before? This is bound to make these Christmas Panto 50ps particularly special for coin collectors.

However it’s fair to say that Christmas themed coins make an envious addition to anyone’s collection, with the numerous festive 50ps from the Isle of Man proving to be incredibly popular.

One of the most-loved Christmas themes to feature on a coin has got to be the Snowman.

In 2003, the first coin to feature the Snowman was issued by the Isle of Man and had a tiny mintage of just 10,000. 

Although not many of these coins are available on the secondary market, if you did want to add one to your collection, you’d be looking at parting with a minimum of £200!

The hunt is on for the Isle of Man Wren £2 and other Manx Christmas coins!
The 2003 Snowman 50p from the Isle of Man is in high demand on the secondary market. Credit: eBay

The Snowman has since featured on a number of Isle of Man Christmas coins, and even made his first appearance on a UK coin last year.

Just 20,000 issued for circulation

With such a wonderful Christmas theme and the fact that just 4,000 of each Panto 50p will initially be released into circulation in Guernsey, these coins are sure to follow in the Snowman’s footprints and be incredibly sought-after.

But it’s not just the theme which makes these coins so special…

Mintage figures for Isle of Man 50ps have never exceeded 30,000, and as the new Guernsey coins have a combined mintage of just 20,000 I’m sure you’ll agree that they are bound to be hugely collectable!

Guernsey mintage figures are known for being much smaller than the UK, which is down to their much smaller population of just over 63,000.

Vote for your favourite!

Pantomime has a long theatrical history and is especially popular during the festive period. So now it’s time to get the show started and celebrate with the fantastic new Christmas Pantomime 50p set from Guernsey.

We’d love to hear which of these coins is your favourite, so let us know by voting in the poll below!


Secure your Brilliant Uncirculated Christmas Pantomime Set

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (oh yes it is!)

Celebrate the Christmas season with five brand new Brilliant Uncirculated Pantomime 50ps from Guernsey.

Click here to order the set today

Released today: The Snowman coin we’ve all been waiting for…

Earlier in the year, we revealed that the incredibly popular Paddington 50p coins were to be followed up by a brand new 50p coin…

The coin has been officially released today and we are delighted to be able to reveal the design…  

Released today: The Snowman coin we’ve all been waiting for…

The coin has been issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate 40 years of Raymond Brigg’s classic story The Snowman, and features the Snowman and the boy flying through the air. It has been designed by a member of the Council of the British Art Medal Society, Natasha Ratcliffe, who also designed a number of coins in the Olympic 50p Series.

Commemorative collector editions are available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver with colour PAD printing and Gold but unfortunately due to the seasonal nature of the coin and insufficient demand from banks and cash centres, The Royal Mint have confirmed that the Snowman 50p will not enter circulation. 

Keen collectors will know that it is not the first time that the snowman has appeared on a 50p coin. In fact the Christmas character has features on a number of different 50ps from The Isle of Man throughout the years, some of which are now listed on the secondary market for as much at £40.

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  So are you pleased with the design and was it worth the wait? Let us know in the comments below.  


Add the brand new coin to your collection today for just £3.99

  Released today: The Snowman coin we’ve all been waiting for…

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