Children’s author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter was born on 28 July 1866. One hundred and fifty years later, in celebration of her life and work, The Royal Mint released a series of four Fifty Pence pieces depicting four of her most popular characters: Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, and this endearing portrait of beloved trouble-maker Peter Rabbit. Originally written as illustrated story letters for the children of her friend, and former governess, Beatrix Potter’s stories were made all the more special by her watercolour illustrations and the immersive world she created. Peter Rabbit not only features in his own tales, but appeared in five other stories, such as The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, where he and his cousin adventure back into Mr McGregor’s garden. Beatrix Potter was inspired by her childhood with many pets and adventures of her own. She’s best known for her ‘Little Tales’ but was also a well respected mycologist, renown for her watercolours of fungi. She invested her funds into buying and conserving land and property in her beloved Lake District, the majority of which was gifted to the National Trust after her death in 1943. On the opposite side of the coin to Peter Rabbit, is Jody Clark’s 2015 portrait of The Queen which is the fifth official effigy on modern coinage. This colourful silver 50 pence piece is one of 15,495 in this presentation. It weighs the standard 8.00 grams with a diameter of 27.30 millimetres. You will receive this popular collectors coin in its original packaging, with numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016'.
Coloured image of Peter Rabbit in blue jacket surrounded by legend 'PETER RABBIT'. Artist: Emma Noble
8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver, finished to proof standard with colour printed details. Diameter: 27.30 millimetres. Face value 50p / Fifty Pence.
One of 93,851 in this presentation. Presented in its original box with its numbered certificate of authenticity.
The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.
Precious Metal Content:
Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
50p / Fifty Pence
New / Pre-owned:
Proof - Boxed with certificate of authenticity
2016 Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 50 Pence Piece
Celebrates the life and work of Beatrix Potter with illustration of Peter Rabbit
One of a series of Beatrix Potter character coins from 2016
Limited edition of 93,851 pieces
Struck in 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver
Diameter: 27.30 millimetres
Finished to proof standard
Face value: Fifty Pence
Obverse shows fifth official effigy of The Queen
Reverse features adaption of Peter Rabbit illustration by Emma Noble
Offered in original presentation box with numbered certificate of authenticity
Steeped in more than 1,100 years of history, The Royal Mint supplies all of the United Kingdom's coinage as well as currency for nations around the world. Renown for craftsmanship and thoughtful design, The Royal Mint also produces commemorative coins, favoured by investors and collectors.
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Founded in the reign of Alfred the Great, around the year 886, The Royal Mint was originally one of several mints which were centralised to London in 1279. For more than 800 years the Mint was based at the Tower of London before moving to Royal Mint Court where it remained until the 1960s.
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