02 September 2021
The Royal Mint has launched its 2021 series of Winnie the Pooh 50p coins, with the first coin featuring a group shot of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo, and coins showing Owl and Tigger to follow later this year.
The latest collectable 50p celebrating the work of AA Milne has been revealed, with the coin showing a group shot of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo. The design is said to be inspired by the original decorations of illustrator E.H. Shepard.
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Part of a nine-coin Winnie the Pooh collectors’ series being released over three years, the 2021 range will also include Owl and Tigger, released later this year.
Clare Maclennan, The Royal Mint’s Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin, said:
“Winnie-the-Pooh is a treasured children’s classic which, much like the popular hobby of coin collecting, has been passed down through generations. As we celebrate 95 years of Winnie the Pooh, the latest design featuring Pooh and friends is a fitting tribute to the much-loved adventures.
“Fans of Winnie the Pooh can enjoy the coins individually, or as part of the nine-coin collection released over three years. We are buzzing with excitement to bring these wonderful characters and memories to life on a collectable 50p coin series.”
The coins are available in gold, silver and brilliant uncirculated, and special-edition colour versions.
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Daniel Thorne, The Royal Mint’s product designer for the Winnie the Pooh coins, said:
“Using inspiration from the original decorations of E.H. Shepard has been a fantastic experience but one that has also tested me as a designer. With each design, so much care and attention has been given to remastering the iconic decorations for the canvas of a coin while staying true to the texts people know and love.
“I also wanted to add something extra special for collectors, with the bee motif. Inspired by the original decorations the buzzy bee from the storybooks features on each of the nine coins in the collection. I hope collectors can appreciate the beauty in each design in the range and enjoy the special colour editions.”
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