Peter Rabbit £5 coin

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26 April 2021
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Following the success of the Beatrix Potter 50p coins, the Royal Mint has issued a £5 crown featuring Peter Rabbit and the whole Rabbit family, available in gold and silver as well as a ‘Brilliant Uncirculated’ edition.

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit appears on a commemorative £5 crown and one-ounce coins for the very first time in a partnership with book publishers Penguin Random House.

Previously, Peter Rabbit and his friends have appeared on the 50p and have been one of the most popular commemorative coin collections from The Royal Mint. Now, the character has hopped over to a new coin on the reverse of the £5 crown as well as silver and gold one ounce coins.


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The larger surface area of the £5 crown has allowed The Royal Mint to explore the timeless narrative of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and capture more detail.

The Royal Mint’s own Ffion Gwillim created the design using original storybook illustrations, settling on an image showing the whole Rabbit family together.

Speaking about the design, Ffion said:

“What I really like about this particular illustration is that it has a great narrative element. As a designer I always look to tell a story, just as Beatrix Potter did in her unique and wonderful way. It was a lot of fun to revisit The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It’s such a timeless classic and Peter’s antics never get old.”

Thomas Merrington, Creative Director, Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House) said:

“Peter Rabbit has had an exceptional adventure with The Royal Mint over the past five years.  His appearance on the £5 crown marks a new chapter for our partnership and provides an exciting opportunity to showcase Beatrix Potter’s original illustration in a creative new way”
 
The new commemorative coin features a scene of the Rabbit family from an early part of the story when Peter’s mother warns him not to get into any mischief.

The Royal Mint confirmed the £5 coin will be the only release featuring Peter Rabbit in 2021. The coin will not be going into general circulation.

The coin is available as gold and silver Proof editions, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition, available from The Royal Mint.

Coin details

Coin title

The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2021 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2021 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2021 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£5

£2

£100

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

999 Ag Fine Silver

999.9 Au Fine Gold

Weight

28.28g

31.21g

31.21g

Diameter

38.61mm

38.61mm

32.69mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Ffion Gwillim

Ffion Gwillim

Ffion Gwillim

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

N/A

N/A

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

5000

250

RRP

£13.00

£95.00

£2,315