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2017 Beatrix Potter Benjamin Bunny 50p Silver Proof

UK17BBSP 2017 Beatrix Potter Benjamin Bunny 50p Silver Proof Reverse
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With the great popularity of Emma Noble’s first series of Beatrix Potter commemorative designs in 2016, another set of four Fifty Pence pieces were released by The Royal Mint in 2017. These celebrate four more of the author’s ‘Little Tales’ characters, including this coloured, silver proof coin which features the Peter Rabbit’s cousin and partner in crime, Benjamin Bunny, with the legend ‘BENJAMIN BUNNY’. Benjamin and Peter adventure into the fearful Mr McGregor’s garden to reduce Peter’s clothes before being trapped by a cat. While most of Beatrix Potter’s tales were originally written as illustrated story letters for the children of her friend, and former governess, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny was written from scratch. Beatrix Potter’s stories were made all the more special by her watercolour illustrations and the immersive world she created. 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 Benjamin Bunny in his smart brown jacket and lop-sided tam-o-shanter, is Jody Clark’s 2015 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Struck in .925 sterling silver and weighing 8.00 grams, this coin is one of 29,321 issued in this presentation. It comes in its original acrylic case with numbered certificate of authenticity and additional information about the author and photographs of her work.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017'.

Reverse

Coloured image of Benjamin Bunny in brown jacket and blue hat surrounded by legend 'BENJAMIN BUNNY'. Artist: Emma Noble.

Specification

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

Presentation

One of 29,321 in this presentation. 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.

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