04 August 2022
The sixth coin in the World of David Walliams 50p series features Awful Auntie
The penultimate coin in the series of 50 pence coins, each featuring one of the bestselling novels by internationally acclaimed children's author David Walliams OBE is being issued by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Government of Gibralter.
The sixth coin in the series features Awful Auntie, published by HarperCollins Children's Books. The design on the coin shows the image on the front cover and is designed to match the original image by Tony Ross. The coin is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish and Proof Sterling Silver.
Awful Auntie, published in 2014, was Walliams' seventh novel. It sold 50,000 copies in the week after its release, and in 2015 was announced as the year's bestsellling children's book. A theatre tour of Awful Auntie ran between 2017 and 2019.
Since the publication of Boy in a Dress in 2008, David Walliams has sold more than 45 million books globally, with his books being translated into 54 languages.
The World of David Walliams 50p series features the following novels: The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Awful Auntie and Grandpa’s Great Escape.
The new 50 pence coin will be produced in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Coloured in a presentation pack and Proof Sterling Silver Coloured with a box and special sleeve that includes the certification for the coin. The Pobjoy Mint Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.
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