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Celebrate a Traditional Christmas with the NEW limited edition 50ps – just released for the festive season!
Christmas is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing… BRAND NEW Christmas 50ps!
FIVE new 50p coins have just been issued by Guernsey, celebrating a ‘Traditional Christmas’. The must-have new releases feature a Christmas tree, an Ice rink, a Robin, a Snowman, and Santa himself switching the Christmas lights on. Check out our video below to see them up close…
Collectors have ALREADY been rushing to secure their own. So much so that we’ve already seen a sell-out in one release!
But not to worry, we’ve picked out some of our favourite specifications below, one of which features something never seen before on a set of 50p coins!
With Christmas just around the corner, this really is the perfect coin collection to get you in the festive spirit! You’re going to want to take a closer look at these very festive designs…
A Traditional Christmas Silver Proof 50p Set
There’s a good reason why this 50p set is limited to just 500 worldwide…
Brought to life in vivid colour ink, these are the FIRST EVER 50ps to have the extra addition of GLITTER!
Each of the five 50p coins in the set is struck from .925 Sterling Silver to a Proof finish, arriving in a display box complete with a certificate of authenticity.
The perfect gift can be hard to come by, but these first ever Silver Glitter 50p set are MUST-HAVE on our Christmas wish-list.
Secure your very own set here >>
Traditional Christmas Robin Colour 50p Card
The ‘Traditional Christmas’ Robin 50p is presented here in a beautiful Christmas card.
Featured on wrapping paper, Christmas cards and more, the Robin has become a well-established part of a British Christmas.
The design of Britain’s National Bird is brought to life with the addition of selective colour ink.
But that’s not all – your Robin 50p is struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, with each 50p Christmas card left blank inside to write your own personalised message. What better way to wish friends and family a Merry Christmas!
Click here to secure yours today for just £12.50 (p&p) >>
A Traditional Christmas BU 50p Set
Looking to own ALL FIVE 50ps in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality? Look no further than the Traditional Christmas BU 50p Set.
Your coins arrive housed in a special festive presentation pack, which is one of the only ways to own all five of these coins as a complete set.
Whether for a fellow collector, loved one or even as a special treat for yourself, this is a lovely collection to treasure forever.
Don’t miss out, secure yours here for just £34.95 (+p&p) >>
With prices starting from JUST £6.99, you can discover all the brand new products in the ‘Traditional Christmas’ 50p range here. I’m sure there’s something just for you!
Click here to browse the full range of ‘Traditional Christmas’ 50p releases starting from JUST £6.99 >>
A history of sought-after Harry Potter collectables
The UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is now available, and it features a special lenticular element. In this blog, I’ll tell you why Harry Potter collectables are some of the most sought-after out there…
The stories of Harry Potter are among some of the most-popular in the world.
In fact, more than 500 million copies of the Harry Potter books have sold worldwide!
Around the world, Harry Potter themed collectables and memorabilia are extremely popular with collectors and fans alike.
Particularly, first editions of Harry Potter collectables, or those with unique features are particularly in-demand.
Considering the brand new Harry Potter 50p is both a UK FIRST and it includes a special lenticular feature, it will surely follow in some HUGE footsteps. But, how much have previous Harry Potter collectables sold for on the secondary market?
Sought-after Harry Potter collectables
Let’s take a look at some Harry Potter memorabilia that has fetched HUGE sums on secondary market sites….
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a fictional book mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and it was brought to life when JK Rowling hand-wrote and self-illustrated 7 copies of the book.
All 7 copies were bound in Moroccan leather and decorated with silver ornaments and semi precious stones. These books are incredibly rare with only 7 in existence.
Subsequently, one sold at auction for £1.95 million, a world record for a modern manuscript!
This is a key example of how edition limits can drive up demand for collectable items.
Considering the strict worldwide edition limits of the precious metal Harry Potter 50p coins, we don’t expect these to be available for long…
Chocolate Frog Trading Cards
The Gold Albus Dumbledore Trading cards, available in the Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs, were previously been listed on eBay for over $900!
These cards are especially in demand as they are only available from Universal Studios in Japan and feature a special lenticular design.
Like the Albus Dumbledore Trading Card, the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p excitingly also features a unique lenticular feature.
Evidently, Harry Potter themed collectables with strict edition limits and unique features can be worth a small fortune.
And, with recent UK 50p launches selling out at The Royal Mint in limited edition presentations, including the recently issued BBC 50p, this brand new coin is sure to be a hit with collectors.
So, don’t hesitate in adding the UK’s first Harry Potter 50p to your collection.
UK 50p inspired by Jim Kay’s illustrations of Harry Potter
A brand new collection of UK 50p coins is now available, celebrating 25 years since the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Since 1997, more than half a billion Harry Potter books have been sold. That means one in fifteen people in the world owns a Harry Potter book.
25 years on, the Harry Potter books continue to evolve. Most significantly, with newer illustrations by renowned artists, like Jim Kay.
Bringing magic to the page
Jim Kay is thought to have worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week on his reimagined illustrations of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World.
Jim Kay is the star of Bloomsbury’s latest editions and his illustrations can be seen in books 1-5.
Speaking to The British Library, Kay said the commission of all seven illustrated Harry Potter books is the “most frightening” an artist could get.
When creating his illustrations for these books, Kay describes wanting to “give people something to discover on each reading”.
His illustrations take inspiration from museums, libraries, National Trust properties, and everything in between.
Drawing the Boy Who Lived
Jim Kay admits that the hardest thing to visualise in the whole project is Harry himself.
Sticking to the origins of the famous character, his drawings of the Boy Who Lived show a young boy, with as he describes, “an unusual face”.
2022 UK Harry Potter 50p
Jim Kay says seeing his illustrations on large scale print still fills him with fear. But, we’re sure he is delighted to see his drawings brought to life on the UK 50p for the first time.
The brand new collection of 50p coins is made up of four coins, starting with Harry Potter..
The first coin in the series is now available to order, with the remaining coins also available to pre-order.
Click here to add the Harry Potter 50p to your collection >>