skip to main content
Free shipping on all UK orders
Sell today for same day payments
All coins quality checked/authenticated

2016 Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin 50p Silver Proof

UK16BSNS 2016 Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin 50p Silver Proof Reverse

* Images are of the actual product not stock images

£150.00
For the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of children’s author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, The Royal Mint released a series of four Fifty Pence pieces depicting four of her most popular characters: Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, and this portrait of the cheeky Squirrel Nutkin. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin was originally written as an illustrated story letter for the children of her friend, and former governess, after Beatrix Potter spent the summer of 1901 in the Lake District, observing a colony of red squirrels. In her story, Nutkin and his siblings adventure to Owl Island where they happily collect nuts until Nutkin pushes the resident Old Brown a little too far. Although best known for her ‘Little Tales’, Beatrix Potter 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. This Fifty Pence features a colourful design by Emma Noble on the reverse depicting Squirrel Nutkin dancing. The other side shows Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, the fifth official effigy used. This 50 pence coin comes with its numbered certificate of authenticity and is struck in 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Presented in its original acrylic presentation case and accompanied by a booklet containing additional information about the author and her characters, it is one of 14,893 in this format.
same day dispatch
Quantity
Cost Per Unit
Starts From
1+
£150.00
£150.00
Track Product

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016'.

Reverse

Coloured image of Squirrel Nutkin surrounded by legend 'SQUIRREL NUTKIN'. Artist: Emma Noble.

Specification

Proof coin with colour printed detail. 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter 27.30 millimetres. Face value 50p / Fifty Pence.

Presentation

One of 14,893 in this presentation from The Royal Mint. Presented in the original acrylic box with its numbered certificate of authenticity. 

Condition

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.

Reviews

We are always proud to show off our previous customers experiences with you and what they thought of our purchasing through with Britannia Coins.

Ekomi Logo
Susan Thomas
22nd July 2022
Peter W
20th June 2022
Allan M
20th June 2022
Gregorio M
20th June 2022
Keith N
20th June 2022
Mark R
20th June 2022
Samantha D
18th June 2022
Susan G
14th June 2022
Derek R
9th June 2022
john w
9th June 2022