New Gruffalo 50p coin revealed!

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17 October 2019
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The Royal Mint have issued a second Gruffalo coin to mark the 20th anniversary of the children's book, with a new commemorative 50p coin celebrating Mouse and Gruffalo’s first meeting.

The Gruffalo and Mouse commemorative 50p captures the distinctive beast and Mouse meeting in the woods. The coin is available in different finishes including the Silver proof coloured coin which captures the uniqueness of the Gruffalo monster and the bravery of Mouse in incredibly vibrant colours and detail.

The coin is a commemorative coin and will not be entering general circulation.

The story, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler was first published twenty years ago, and has become a firm bedtime favourite having sold 14.5 million copies worldwide.

Nicola Howell, Director of Consumer at The Royal Mint said:

'Following the fantastic response to the Gruffalo’s debut appearance on a 50p coin to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book, we are delighted to introduce an additional coin capturing Mouse and Gruffalo’s first meeting, continuing the story of one of the world’s most favourite literary monsters on UK coins.'

The commemorative coins are available in Gold proof, Silver proof and Brilliant Uncirculated and will be available to purchase from www.royalmint.com/gruffalo, prices start from £10.

Julia Donaldson, said:

'The launch of the first Gruffalo coins in February was a great 20th Birthday present for him, and the issue of a second collectable 50p coin in the same year feels like the icing on his birthday cake.' 

Axel Scheffler, commented:

'Having never imagined that the Gruffalo would appear on a coin, it is great that we have two coins in the 20th year of the book. A love of the story unites children across the world and I hope that they will be able to cherish these stories for a long time.'

Discover more about collectable 50p coins with our dedicated coin guides…

The Gruffalo® and Mouse 2019 UK 50p Specifications

The Gruffalo® and Mouse 2019 UK 50p

Coin title

The Gruffalo® and Mouse 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

The Gruffalo® and Mouse 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin

The Gruffalo® and Mouse 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

50p

50p

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au – Red

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

15.50g

8.00g

8.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Magic Light Pictures

Quality

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Limited Edition Presentation

600

25,000

Unlimited

RRP

£980.00

£65.00

£10.00