Your guide to Winnie the Pooh 50p coins

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05 January 2021
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Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Christopher Robin are the latest children's book characters to feature on 50p coins. Find out more about the Winnie the Pooh 50p coins, whether they are rare, and how much they could be worth with our in-depth coin guide.

The stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends were written by English author A.A. Milne and were based on the toys of his son, Christopher Robin Milne. The first tales were published in 1924 and soon became hugely popular. Today, the rights of the stories are owned by the Walt Disney Company.

The charming illustrations of E.H. Shepard quickly became an integral part of Winnie the Pooh's world, and coin collectors can now own little recreations of this artwork on 50p coins issues by The Royal Mint.

Nine Winnie the Pooh coins to be issued

Three coins are currently available from The Royal Mint, with six more coins to follow over the next two years.

All of the coins are issued in uncirculated format, that means it's not very likely you will find one in your loose change; the coins have not been entered into general circulation.

The first three designs and the formats available to collectors are as follows:

2020 - Winnie the Pooh 50p

Winnie the Pooh is sat eating 'hunny' beside a pot of his favourite food
Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - unlimited mintage (RRP: £10)
Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (coloured) - 45,000 (RRP: £20)
Silver Proof Coin - 18,000 (RRP: £67.50)
Gold Proof Coin - 525 (RRP: £1,125)

2020 - Christopher Robin 50p

Christopher Robin can be seen coming down the stairs, bear in hand
Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - unlimited mintage (RRP: £10)
Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (coloured) - 45,000 (RRP: £20)
Silver Proof Coin - 18,000 (RRP: £67.50)
Gold Proof Coin - 525 (RRP: £1,125)

2020 - Piglet 50p

Winnie the Pooh’s best friend Piglet pictured with a dandelion
Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - unlimited mintage (RRP: £10)
Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (coloured) - 45,000 (RRP: £20)
Silver Proof Coin - 18,000 (RRP: £67.50)
Gold Proof Coin - 525 (RRP: £1,125)

A 'buzzy bee' is seen in the background of each design which will appear on each of the nine coins to be released.

So how rare are the Winnie the Pooh 50p coins?

Since the coins have not been put into circulation, the value is fairly straightforward, they are worth the retail price (as shown in the details above). If you do find one in your change you should count yourself lucky and put it aside, as the 50p coins are not intended to be used.


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