Peter Rabbit to return to UK coins in 2019

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21 March 2019
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The Royal Mint has announced that Beatrix Potter's well-loved creation Peter Rabbit will feature on UK coins in 2019, with the release of a new commemorative 50p coin.

Peter Rabbit first appeared on UK coins in 2016, with further appearances in 2017 and 2018. This time, the special 50p will not enter general circulation and will be available only through The Royal Mint.

The new design for 2019 will feature on Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Gold Proof 50p commemorative coins, with an engraving by Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble showing Peter wearing his blue jacket and holding the familiar red handkerchief.

The tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is one of the world’s best-loved children’s books and was created by author and illustrator Beatrix Potter in 1902.  The story has never been out of print since it was first published by Frederick Warne & Co. (nowadays an imprint of Penguin Random House) and has sold more than 45 million copies globally. 

Thomas Merrington, Creative Director at Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House UK), who collaborated on the design of the new 2019 coin, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the popularity of the Beatrix Potter coins since our initial collaboration with The Royal Mint in 2016, which marked the first time that a character from children’s literature appeared on UK tender.  The appeal of these coins is staggering and a testament to how beloved Beatrix Potter’s characters remain today.  We’re delighted that a fourth Peter Rabbit coin will join the collection.”

Coin details

The 2019 Peter Rabbit commemorative coin is available in a variety of precious metal and base proof finishes from The Royal Mint, with prices starting from £10. This is a commemorative coin and will not be entering general circulation. 

 

Peter Rabbit™ 2019 UK 50p Specifications

 

Peter Rabbit™ 2019 UK 50p

Coin title

Peter Rabbit 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

 

 

Peter Rabbit 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin

Peter Rabbit 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

Emma Noble

Quality

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Limited Edition Presentation

500

30,000

Unlimited

RRP

£795.00

£65.00

£10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images copyright The Royal Mint

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