“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 Christopher Robin 50p has just been released!
This coin is the second to be released in a 3-year collection of 9 coins celebrating this world-famous, honey-loving bear!
2020 UK Christopher Robin 50p
First in the series we saw 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.
Following closely behind we see Pooh’s most-trusted companion and friend Christopher Robin, who features on this BRAND NEW 50p which has been released today!
We asked Change Checkers to vote for their favourite 50p from this year’s Winnie the Pooh series and Christopher Robin took a huge 46% of the votes! With the world-wide interest in Winnie the Pooh and the clear popularity of this brand new 50p, we’re sure collectors everywhere will be rushing to add the Christopher Robin 50p to their collections!
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.
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.
And today, for the first time in the UK, his very best friend 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 second coin in the Winnie the Pooh 50p series has JUST been released today, featuring none-other than Pooh’s very best friend Christopher Robin.
Later in 2020, Piglet will continue this honey-sweet 50p series.
This 50p series is already proving a hit with collectors, so make sure you don’t miss out on owning the third coin in the 2020 series.
- To guarantee the 2020 Piglet 50p to your collection when it’s released later in the year, pre-order yours by clicking here.
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 final coin in the series, the Piglet 50p, 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 Christopher Robin 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 Christopher Robin 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.50 (+p&p).
©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.