04 May 2021
The final coin in The Royal Mint's Mr Men Little Miss £5 coin collection features Little Miss Sunshine, with the vibrant yellow of the cheeky character adding colour to the design.
The Little Miss Sunshine coin marks 50th anniversary of the characters
The Royal Mint launched the ‘Mr. Men Little Miss’ collection in 2021 to mark the 50th anniversary of Roger Hargreaves’ loveable characters. Each coin was designed by Adam Hargreaves, and other coins in the collection feature Mr Strong, Little Miss Giggles and Mr Happy.
Little Miss Happy features on a £5 coin in vibrant yellow, thanks to new technology at The Royal Mint.
Little Miss Sunshine £5 coin versions
The coins are available in the following formats:
- One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (mintage of 275, retail price of £2,315)
- Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin (750, £595)
- One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (6,500, £97.50)
- Half-Ounce Silver Proof Coin (9,000, 65)
- Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured Coin (15,050, £22.50)
- Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (Unlimited, £13)
The coin will not be entering general circulation.
The third coin in the series featuring Little Miss Sunshine is available at www.royalmint.com/mrmen.
Who are the Mr Men and Little Misses?
With a cast of over ninety characters the Mr. Men and Little Miss have brought fun and laughter to generations of families for over 50 years. Lifetime sales total 250 million books, and over 600,000 Mr. Men Little Miss books were sold in the UK in 2019.
Launched by TV's Jenni Falconer
To celebrate the launch of the final design in the collection, The Royal Mint worked with avid coin collector, Jenni Falconer, who said:
“The Mr. Men Little Miss books are perfect for bedtime reading, and Little Miss Sunshine is a true classic! It is definitely our current favourite. We are so excited to be able to complete our Mr. Men Little Miss coin collection with Little Miss Sunshine.
“Collecting coins is such a fun family hobby, and the Mr Men and Little Miss designs will be treasured for years to come. I love seeing the coin and the book side by side as it really brings the character of Little Miss Sunshine to life.”