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2019 The Snowman Fifty Pence Coloured Silver Proof Coin

Over 40 years ago, Ragmond Briggs penned the beloved children's classic, The Snowman. The simple, wordless and pessimistic story was never intended to be the Christmas phenomenon it became. The tale follows a young boy's snowman who comes to life and takes him on a memorable nighttime adventure. The next morning, the boy wakes to find the snowman has sadly melted. Conceived to introduce children to the concept of mortality, it has become a Christmas favourite. This is thanks to a Santa Claus scene in the Boxing Day 1982 television adaptation for Channel 4, in which the boy was named James. The film is scored to 'Walking in the Air' performed by child tenor soloist, Peter Auty, which was later covered by fifteen-year-old Aled Jones in 1985. The Snowman has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 15 languages. Now, The Royal Mint has immortalised The Snowman and the boy's winter adventures in coinage. A Silver Proof coin hand-finished with a touch of minting magic, this 'The Snowman' coin is the perfect Christmas gift for the nostalgic collector rediscovering this childhood classic. It features, on the obverse, a colourful illustration from Snowman Enterprises of the genial snowman stood behind James, who is wearing pyjamas. A snowy background and deep blue sky complete the design. It comes in the original packaging from The Royal Mint, including an acrylic display case which allows you to view both sides of the coin without handling it. The obverse features Jody Clark's official portrait of The Queen, a design introduced in 2015 as the fifth effigy. One of 27,500, this 50p is struck in .925 sterling silver and finished to proof standard - a quality much higher and more detailed than circulating coins. It has a diameter of 27.30 millimetres and weighs the standard 8.00 grams.
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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 · 2019’.


Design from Snowman Enterprises featuring The Snowman stood behind James in his pyjamas with snowy landscape behind. Colour printed detail.


Colour printed coin. 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter 27.30 millimetres. Face value 50p / Fifty Pence.


Presented in its original packaging with certificate of authenticity. One of 27,500 in this presentation.


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