Coins celebrate Mr Men and Little Miss characters

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03 March 2021
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Children's characters Mr Happy, Little Miss Giggles, Mr Strong and Little Miss Sunshine feature in a new set of coins from The Royal Mint, marking the fiftieth anniversary of illustrator Roger Hargreaves creating the tales.

The three coin designs are available in denominations of £5, £1, £2, £25 and a £100 one ounce gold proof coin, and feature illustrations of:

  • Mr Happy
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Mr Strong and Little Miss Giggles

All three coin designs have been created exclusively by Adam Hargreaves, son of creator Roger Hargreaves, to celebrate the characters' 50th anniversary. Visit the Royal Mint shop to find out more.

Adam Hargreaves, son of Roger Hargreaves, said: 

'It is an absolute honour to not only have the Mr. Men Little Miss characters’ feature on official UK commemorative coins but to have the opportunity to create the designs that feature on the coins too… I am delighted to be celebrating 50 years of fun with The Royal Mint and I hope fans of the Mr. Men Little Miss series will be just as thrilled with this commemorative coin collection as I am.'

Mr Men and Little Miss coins - details

The Brilliant Uncirculated edition of the coin features the latest colour printing techniques showcasing the Mr. Men Little Miss characters in vivid colour - capturing their vibrant personalities.

The Royal Mint will also be hiding 50 golden Mr Tickle tickets amongst all three of the colour brilliant uncirculated commemorative coins. Every customer that finds a gold Mr Tickle ticket will be entitled to a Mr Men and Little Miss prize bundle.

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The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men 2021 UK Commemorative Coin Specifications

Coin title

Mr. Men The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men 2021 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Mr. Men The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men 2021 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured Coin

Mr. Men The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men 2021 UK Half-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Mr. Men The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men 2021 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Mr. Men The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Mr. Men The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men 2021 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£5

£5

£1

£2

£25

£100

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Cupro-Nickel

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999.9 Au Fine Gold

999.9 Au Fine Gold

Weight

28.28g

28.28g

15.71g

31.21g

7.80g

31.21g

Diameter

38.61mm

38.61mm

27.00mm

38.61mm

22.00mm

32.69mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Adam Hargreaves

Adam Hargreaves

Adam Hargreaves

Adam Hargreaves

Adam Hargreaves

Adam Hargreaves

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Brilliant Uncirculated

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

Digital printing on reverse

N/A

Digital printing on reverse

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

15,000

9,000

6,500

750

275

RRP

£13.00

£22.50

£65.00

£97.50

£605.00

£2,370.00

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

About the books

Created by prolific illustrator Roger Hargreaves in 1971, the Mr. Men Little Miss books and their ever-growing world of ‘Happyland’ have become a global favourite amongst many.

The inspiration came in the form of a simple question: what does a tickle look like? The answer was Mr. Tickle, who is now one of more than 90 characters in an ever-growing collection, read in multiple languages in more than 24 countries around the world.

Today, the Mr. Men Little Miss characters are illustrated by Roger’s son, Adam, captivating a new generation of fans with each passing decade.


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