Limited edition silver proof Peter Rabbit Fifty Pence for 2018. The Royal Mint has immortalised protagonist Peter Rabbit and his animal friends, on coinage since 2016: the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Born in 1866, Potter was a illustrator, author and conservationist, known for her Little Tales. Her interest in animals and handmade letters she created for her former governess’ children, paved the way for her first book: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published in 1902. It’s the eponymous Peter - Potter’s most famous creation - that stars on this 2018 Fifty Pence. The Tale of Peter Rabbit tells the story of the naughty bunny who evades the clutches of Mr McGregor after helping himself to some of the gardeners vegetables. He’s shown here munching on some carrots, a radish at his feet, in a design taken from Beatrix Potter’s original illustrations. The engraving is the work of Royal Mint designer Emma Noble. Around this design are the words ‘PETER RABBIT’. It’s an instantly recognisable image and one sure to be enjoyed by nostalgic adults and small fans of the timeless classics. The other side of this coin features Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, in use on British coins since 2015. This edition is struck in 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. It’s finished to finest proof standard with colour printed details, bringing out the detail of the original illustrations. It comes in a printed acrylic display case which protects the coin from little fingers. Also included: the original box and a certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint.
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Design: Jody Clark. Fifth official coinage portrait of Elizabeth II. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·'.
Colour printed image of Beatrix Potter charact, Peter Rabbit, munching on carrots and radishes. 'PETER RABBIT' around. Engraving by Emma Noble, inspired by original illustrations.
Made of 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver, finished to finest proof standard with colour printed details. Diameter: 27.30 milimeters.
35,000 of these silver proof 2018 Peter Rabbit coins have been struck by The Royal Mint. This one comes in a colour printed acrylic case with its original card box and 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
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Proof - Boxed with certificate of authenticity
2018 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 2018
Limited edition of 35,000 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 acrylic box with numbered certificate of authenticity
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