11 August 2022
The coin is the final release in the World of David Walliams 50p series
Pobjoy Mint is releasing the last coin to feature one of seven children's books by international bestseller David Walliams.
Grandpa's Great Escape, which was Walliams' eighth children's novel, features the adventures of a boy called Jack and was published in 2015 by HarperCollins. It was adapted for BBC TV in 2018 and a stage adaptation opened at Arena Birmingham in 2019 before touring.
The new 50p coin has been created by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Government of Gibraltar. it comes in two limited editions, Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Coloured, presented in a special pack, and Coloured Proof Sterling Silver with a certificate. The design shows the image from the front cover of the novel, to match the illustrations by Tony Ross.
The issue date is 10 August.