Winnie the Pooh has been on a very big adventure this week, as he appeared on the UK’s 50p for the very first time, and has even made the headlines!
Coin collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans alike have been eager to get their hands on the first coin in the series of nine. Whilst we only have the designs for the first three, which will all be released individually this year, Change Checkers have already fallen in love with the series.
The coins have been designed by The Walt Disney Company, having taken inspiration by the original illustrations by E.H Shepard in A. A. Milne’s classic story.
*** UPDATE ***
Change Checkers have been voting and the winning Winnie the Pooh 50p design has now been decided!
And the Winnie the Pooh coin which comes out on top is actually the Christopher Robin 50p, taking a huge 46% of the votes! This is a sure indication for how popular this coin is going to be with collectors when it’s released later this year…
In second at 29% is the main man himself, Winnie the Pooh, closely followed by Piglet at 24%.
More details of the Christopher Robin and Piglet 50p coins will follow when they are individually released, but let us know which one is your favourite in the comments.
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“It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.” said Winnie the Pooh
*** 2022 UPDATE ***
In 2020, The Royal Mint announced a brand new 9-coin 50p collection celebrating the beloved Winnie the Pooh books. We’ve so far seen the first six designs, with collectors racing to add them to their collections.
But Change Checker is excited to reveal that we will be returning to the Hundred Acre Wood in 2022 with the final three coins in the series being confirmed in the latest Royal Proclamation.
We can expect the final coins to depict designs of the following characters from A. A. Milne’s classic tale:
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends
- Kanga and Roo
These are some of the most famous characters from the story and we’re sure these brand new coins will be in high demand with collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans alike as soon as they’re issued!
2021 UK Tigger 50p
The bounciest, pounciest, and springiest character from Hundred Acre Wood has JUST joined the 2021 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p Collection!
This nostalgic reverse design, brings E. H. Shephard’s original illustrations to life, showing Tigger jumping around just as we remember him from the book.
We all know that the wonderful thing about Tigger is that he’s the only one but did you know that this 50p is the FIRST official UK coin to feature this eccentric character? With his fan base spanning across generations and across the globe, Tigger is one of the most popular characters from the books!
Which is why I’m certain this brand new 50p will be in extremely high demand with collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans alike.
Don’t miss your chance of bouncing this brand new coin into your collection for JUST £4.50 (+p&p). To order yours in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, simply click here >>
2021 UK Owl 50p
The second coin in the 2021 Winnie the Pooh 50p collection celebrating the 95th anniversary of the classic children’s book is now available to own – featuring the bright, yet forgetful Owl.
Created by A.A. Milne, Owl is renowned as the smartest resident from the Hundred Acre Wood, who loves to tell stories to Winnie the Pooh and his friends.
The nostalgic reverse design featuring this delightful character brings to life the classic illustrations by E.H. Shepard from the much-loved children’s novels.
As such, this new release is sure to be adored by fans and collectors of all ages.
With the world-wide interest in Winnie the Pooh and the wonderful design of this brand new coin, we’re sure collectors everywhere will be rushing to add the Owl 50p to their collections!
2021 UK Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p
Today you can own the first coin in the 2021 series, featuring Winnie the Pooh and his best-loved friends.
This wonderfully nostalgic coin brings to life everyone’s favourite ‘silly old bear’, inspired by the classic stories of A. A. Milne and the charming illustrations of E. H. Shepard, in this year marking the 95th anniversary since the book’s publication.
Encapsulating all of the best-loved characters from the tales, this 50p is a must-have for any Winnie the Pooh or 50p fans alike. To secure this brand new 2021 UK Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality for just £4.50 (+p&p), simply click here >>
Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and Piglet 50p Coins
Last year’s coins featuring Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and Piglet were some of the most sought-after 50ps of the year and so this latest series is set to be in high demand.
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 featured on the second 50p in the 2020 series! Concluding the 2020 series, the character with the biggest heart in all of Hundred Acre Wood, Piglet, made his UK 50p debut.
If you’re yet to secure the 2020 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p collection, you can browse it here >>
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, we see the best-loved characters from the books feature together on the nation’s best-loved coin, the 50p.
This brand new coin 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 these coins becoming even more popular than the likes of the 50ps mentioned above?
This brand new coin is sure to be a hit with coin collectors and Winnie the Pooh fans alike! We certainly can’t wait for the next Winnie the Pooh 50p coins to be released!
Who would you like to see in the Winnie the Pooh series? Comment below!
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The 2021 UK Winnie the Pooh 50p Set of Three is available to own now in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £13.50 (+p&p)
©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.