05 January 2022
Pobjoy Mint has issued the second coin in the new series of 50p coins each featuring one of seven best-selling novels by acclaimed children’s author David Walliams OBE which is being issued on behalf of the Government of Gibraltar.
The second coin in the series of The World of David Walliams™ features Walliams’ second novel Mr Stink, published by HarperCollins, a tale of a young girl called Chloe who befriends a witty tramp called Mr Stink.
The design on the coin shows the image of the front cover from the novel and is available in cupro nickel diamond finish and proof sterling silver in colour to match the original illustrations by Quentin Blake.
David Walliams 50p series
The series of Gibraltar 50p coins is set to feature designs the following novels:
- The Boy in the Dress
- Mr Stink
- Billionaire Boy
- Gangsta Granny
- Awful Auntie
- Grandpa’s Great Escape.
The new coin will be produced in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Coloured in a presentation pack and Proof Sterling Silver Coloured with a box and special sleeve that includes the certification for the coin. The Pobjoy Mint Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.
About the author
David Walliams has become one of the most influential children’s writers today. Since the publication of The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 45 million copies, and his books translated into 55 languages.
Collectively across his titles, David has celebrated over seventy weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the overall book charts and more than 200 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the children’s charts – an achievement no other children’s writer has reached.