This Winnie the Pooh silver proof 50p is one of a series celebrating the well loved children's author, A.A. Milne, and his bumbling creation. First published in 1926, Milne and illustrator E. H. Shephard went on to collaborate on just two more Pooh books, but the canon and magic live on in many adaptions and recreations, in both literature and film. From Pooh to Tigger, and from Eeyore to the wise owl, Milne's characters are as diverse as they are enthralling, with every one having something that speaks to young and old readers alike. This special commemorative coin acknowledging the classic stories of A. A. Milne, features E. H. Shepard's charming illustration: Pooh enjoying his favourite 'hunny' treat straight from the hive with a bee at his side. On the opposite side of the coin to Winnie the Pooh, is Jody Clark’s 2015 portrait of The Queen which is the fifth official effigy on modern coinage. This colourful silver proof 50 pence piece is one of 18,010 in this presentation. It weighs the standard 8.00 grams with a diameter of 27.30 millimetres, and is struck to a proof quality, meaning it has a cleaner design and better finish than the coins in your change. You will receive this popular collectors coin in its original packaging, with certificate of authenticity. Endorsed by The Walt Disney Company it is the perfect gift to honour the imagination of the author and the nation's 'silly old bear'. Get your paws on this collector's piece today!
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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 · 2020'.
Coloured design of Winnie-the-Pooh sat with a spilt pot of honey, eating some of it while watching a bee flying overhead. With Winnie-the-Pooh written in the traditional font. Design from The Walt Disney Company.
8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter 30.00 millimetres. Face value 50p / Fifty Pence. Colour printed detail.
Offered in its original box with certificate of authenticity. One of 18,010 in this presentation.
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.
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Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
50p / Fifty Pence
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Proof - Boxed with certificate of authenticity
2020 Winnie the Pooh 50 Pence Piece
Obverse shows fifth official effigy of The Queen
Reverse features Winnie-the-Pooh design from The Walt Disney Company
Celebrates the works of A A Milne and his Winnie-the-Pooh stories
Face value: Fifty Pence
Limited edition of 18,010 pieces
Struck in 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver
Diameter: 27.30 millimetres
Finished to proof standard
Offered in original acrylic packaging with certificate of authenticity
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