20 March 2020
Beatrix Potter’s much-loved character, Peter Rabbit, features for the fifth and final time on UK 50p commemorative coins with a new design for 2020.
The Royal Mint has announced the return of Peter Rabbit onto UK commemorative 50p coins for one last time.
The 2020 design features on Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Gold Proof 50p commemorative coins, and shows the cheeky rabbit in his trademark blue jacket sneaking under the gate in search of lettuces.
The hand-painted style of Beatrix Potter’s original illustration has been engraved by The Royal Mint’s coin designer, Emma Noble.
Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of the Commemorative Coin division at The Royal Mint and The Royal Mint Experience said:
'The Royal Mint has celebrated Peter Rabbit on 50p coins for five years and this year for the final time, the nation’s favourite bunny will feature on a new UK commemorative 50p coin. We are delighted to be continuing the tales of Peter Rabbit and capturing his latest adventure on UK coins, giving fans the opportunity to complete their Beatrix Potter UK 50p commemorative coin collection.”
The 2020 Peter Rabbit commemorative 50p coin is available in a variety of precious metal and base proof finishes from www.royalmint.com, with prices starting from £10. This is a commemorative coin and will not be entering general circulation, so this is the only way to own this special coin.
Peter Rabbit was first introduced onto UK coins in 2016 to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary and was the first literary character to appear on UK tender. The character has since appeared on UK coins in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Read more about the Beatrix Potter coins in our value guide…
This is a commemorative coin and will not be entering general circulation, so the only way to own this special coin is to purchase it.