Oh Help! It's The Gruffalo 50p Coin
The Royal Mint has set the stage for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Gruffalo. A well known and famous character of Julia Donaldson’s exciting children's book, ‘The Gruffalo’ tells the tales of the mouse (the protagonist) and its encounter with the snake, the owl and the famished Gruffalo deep in the forest. The Gruffalo’s anatomical description features a hybrid of both a buffalo and a bear.
It turned out to be a best-selling modern classic book with as much as 13.5 million copies sold worldwide.
The Gruffalo 50p coin with a Silver Proof Finish
This collector's item is perfect for Gruffalo fans or just coin lovers, it all comes presented in a gruff themed cardboard box, a stunning printed acrylic block, a certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint and a colourful and cute booklet that folds outwards to show elucidations from the children’s book, filled with information on Julia Donaldson and book illustrator, Axel Scheffler.
Unlike the Brilliant Uncirculated Gruffallo 50p coin, there set a limit on the supply of just 30,000 worldwide. Sadly The Royal Mint had sold out within 1 hour of release.
Each 50p coin is made using specially polished dies to create a mirror-like finish know as Proof, this highlights the features of the Gruffalo such as its tusk, tooth and thorny spine.
The Gruffalo Coin with a Brilliant Uncirculated Finish is available to buy here, this example comes in a classy themed folder, cleverly showing both the Gruffalo and the mouse.
This recent development comes after the successful launching of other notable children’s character-engraved coins such as the Snowman 50ps, Paddington Bear 50ps and of course the much-loved Beatrix Potter 50p Coins.
The Gruffalo 50p Coin Specifications
- Denomination: 50p
- Quality: Proof
- Country of issue: United Kingdom
- Year of issue: 2019
- Alloy: Silver
- Weight: 8.00 g
- Diameter: 27.30 mm
- Reverse coin designer: Magic Light Pictures Ltd.
- Observe coin designer: Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark
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See below the official video from The Royal Mint showing the unboxing of this fun and exciting Gruffalo 50p coin.