The Royal Mint have just confirmed a brand new 50p series will be launching on 23rd September featuring characters from Britain’s favourite books – Winnie the Pooh!
Each design has been inspired by A.A. Milne’s classic children’s stories starting with Pooh Bear himself and is sure to be one of the most popular coin releases this year.
Originally published in 1926, Winnie the Pooh is a story about the adventures of Christopher Robin’s honey-loving teddy bear and his friends Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanger, and Rabbit.
Since then, Winnie the Pooh has featured in over 11 films, 11 television programmes, 4 different books, and has become a worldwide collectable item.
Whilst the designs of the upcoming 50p coins are currently top-secret, we can’t wait to see this loveable bear and his friends come to life once more, this time on the UK’s most collected coin.
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Peter Pan remains one of the most cherished and loved children’s stories of all time.
Issued by the Isle of Man and developed in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity), last year’s Peter Pan 50p coins saw unprecedented demand, with tens of thousands queuing to get their hands on them. In fact, in just a matter of months, through the sales of these Peter Pan 50ps, collectors raised over £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
And today we are delighted to reveal the second (and final) collection of exciting new British Isles 50p celebrating Peter Pan and the best-loved characters from the book.
Whether you’re looking for the new centrepiece for your collection, you’re an avid 50p collector, a Peter Pan fan, or looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, there’s certain to be something within the range for you.
Find out more about each of the wonderful Peter Pan 50p coins we have available below…
The Complete Peter Pan 50p Set – one of the only ways to own ALL SIX coins
The SECOND (and final) collection of Peter Pan 50ps have been issued by The Isle of Man, continuing the 90th anniversary celebrations of author JM Barrie gifting his rights in the story to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
These brand new coins feature enchanting illustrations on the reverse design, created by David Wyatt and Matt Tindall. These include:
- Peter Pan and Tinker Bell
- The Mermaid
- The Jolly Roger
- Peter Pan at the window
- Tinker Bell
Struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, the coins come encapsulated and presented in an official Peter Pan presentation pack.
This set is one of the only ways you can own ALL SIX coins and high demand is expected. So if you’d like to secure one for your collection you’ll need to be quick. Click here for more details >>
We’d love to know which is your favourite coin within the collection! Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page…
Strictly limited Silver Proof Peter Pan 50p – JUST 4,995 available
The coin has been struck to a flawless Silver Proof quality and features a specially commissioned illustration design. Silver 50p coins are, without doubt, the collectors favourite and a sell-out is inevitable. Especially when you consider the edition of this coin has been halved by 50% on last year and is limited to JUST 4,995 worldwide.
The FINAL Peter Pan Silver Proof 50p will be in higher demand than ever before as collectors try to complete their Peter Pan collections. But because of that dramatically lower edition limit – time is short. Click here now to guarantee your coin >>
The Complete Silver Proof Peter Pan 50p Set – the ultimate collector’s item
Last year’s Peter Pan Silver Proof 50p Sets completely SOLD OUT of the full 1,995 edition limit. And we expect this year’s set to sell out just as fast, if not quicker, especially as they have the exact same 1,995 mintage.
Each coin has been impeccably struck from .925 Sterling Silver to a stunning proof finish, and there is no doubt that these 50ps will be in higher demand than ever before as collectors try to complete their Peter Pan collections.
Plus, this exclusive collection is one of the only ways you can own ALL SIX coins in Silver Proof Quality. If you’re looking for a new centrepiece to your collection, this is it!
The Peter Pan Gold Proof 50p – the most prestigious and limited coin within the range
The crème de la crème of the range you could say. If you’re looking for the most premium and limited way to own one of these brand new Peter Pan 50p coins, then this is it.
Struck in .916 Gold to a flawless proof finish, this coin is guaranteed to popular with serious collectors. Though especially as this official new release has been given a strict edition limit of JUST 500 worldwide.
This is MUCH LOWER than other recent Gold Proof 50p releases that have completely sold out, so only a handful of lucky collectors will have the chance to own this prestigious coin.
The Ultimate Peter Pan 50p Cover – strictly limited to just 750 worldwide
If you’re looking for a unique and extremely limited way to own ALL SIX brand new Peter Pan 50p coins, then this is it.
This fantastic cover features the complete set of Peter Pan 50p coins, struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, alongside a specially commissioned Royal Mail Peter Pan philatelic label.
Available exclusively from The Westminster Collection, the cover is limited to JUST 750 worldwide. Last year’s cover sold out in record time and we are expecting this to do exactly the same. So, if you’d like to be one of the lucky few to secure one for your collection you’ll need to act now.
Peter Pan remains one of the most cherished and loved children’s stories of all time and if last year’s coins are anything to go by, I’m sure these new 50ps are going to be some of the most sought-after coins of the year.
As with last year’s coins, each has been developed in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and for every coin or set sold a donation will go directly to GOSH Charity to help support the hospital and the seriously ill children from across the UK who are cared for there.
In recent years there’s one coin that has catapulted to the top of the must-have list for many collectors. Of course, I’m talking about the 50p.
And whilst the 50p has always had a place in collector’s hearts – it has after all featured some of the most sought-after designs of all-time, such as Kew Gardens – it wasn’t until Beatrix Potter’s mischievous, blue-coated bunny first appeared on a 50p that our love for the 7-sided coin really took off. And with it came a whole new dawn of collecting, and a new generation of collectors.
Our tale starts back in 2016…
150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter
It all started with the milestone 150th anniversary of one of Britain’s most beloved children’s book authors – Beatrix Potter.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was her very first children’s tale to be published, in 1902, and it was an instant success. Spurred on by this, and inspired by fairy tales and fantasy, Potter penned 23 original children’s books in total, featuring charming illustrations and imaginative animal characters.
What Beatrix Potter didn’t know at the time was that her lively illustrations would later prove to be the inspiration behind one of, if not the, most popular coin series ever released.
Peter Rabbit’s 50p Debut
In honour of Beatrix Potter and her legacy, the Royal Mint announced a 50p coin collection in 2016, featuring four of her characters, and a design paying tribute to the author herself.
The obvious starting place was with Beatrix Potter’s most famous creation – Peter Rabbit. Known for his cheeky escapades in Mr McGregor’s garden, Peter Rabbit featured in 6 of Beatrix Potter’s tales.
The 50p release of Peter Rabbit was special for several reasons:
- First time a fictional, children’s book character had featured on a UK 50p – paving the way for future popular issues such as The Gruffalo, The Snowman and Paddington Bear.
- The Silver Proof version of the coin featured colour printed image for the very first time.
These two facts revolutionised 50p collecting, and our furry little friend Peter went from being a beloved literary character to a collecting sensation.
Start of the Collecting Storm
It’s safe to say that The Royal Mint created a collecting storm. The UK 2016 Peter Rabbit Silver 50p was so popular that by mid-morning on the day it was released, The Royal Mint’s website crashed under the sheer weight of public interest. Not long after, all 15,000 coins completely sold out.
But that was just the start.
Peter Rabbit has now featured on five 50ps, and the collector response has continued to be unprecedented – his popularity is unrivalled. Even when the edition limit of the Silver Proof 50p more than doubled to 35,000 in 2018, it completely sold out!
In fact, the Silver Proof 50p has become the must-have specification and sell-outs mean it’s notoriously difficult for collectors looking to back-fill gaps in their collections – some issues are virtually impossible to come across now.
It’s become imperative for collectors to snap up Silver Proof 50ps when they can – as in some cases waiting even just a few hours could prove to be too late. Take the Gruffalo Silver 50p – it took a mere 12 hours for the entire edition limit of 25,000 to sell-out. That’s a record.
Last Ever UK Peter Rabbit 50p
All in all, there has been 15 Beatrix Potter 50ps issued since 2016, each one helping solidify the Beatrix Potter 50p series as one of, if not the, most collectable coin series we’ve ever seen.
The coin collecting world was shook earlier this year when it was announced that 2020 would be the very last time Peter Rabbit would feature on a UK 50p coin.
Even though this may be the end of Peter Rabbit’s 50p journey, there’s no doubt that all the Beatrix Potter coins will continue to be highly desirable for years to come.
But this does now leave collectors wondering will the next collecting sensation be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
If you’re interested…
The LAST EVER UK Peter Rabbit Silver 50p was released earlier this year, and we’re lucky to have a limited number available. Expertly struck from .925 Silver to a proof finish, it features a coloured image of Peter Rabbit escaping from Mr McGregor’s garden – a classic Beatrix Potter illustration! This is a must-have for all Beatrix Potter fans and 50p collectors alike. Click here for more information >>