Peter Rabbit™ 50p 2019 UK

Beatrix Potter was an English writer, natural scientist and conservationist whose characters have been capturing hearts for decades. She was best known for her collection of 23 children’s books featuring now iconic characters including Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. Childhood holidays in Scotland and the Lake District amongst the landscape, fauna and flora and numerous pets inspired the stories the children adore – the first of which was the self-published The Tales of Peter Rabbit. 

Throughout her life, Beatrix Potter used the proceeds from her books to acquire numerous farms throughout the Lancashire to preserve the unique hill country landscape. Her characters continue to be loved and adored by all ages even today and the 50p Beatrix Potter Character Sets from The Royal Mint celebrate her life, work and beloved characters. The 50p coins have become hugely collectable, with the annual Peter Rabbit coin fast becoming the most eagerly anticipated of the collection.