Oh No! It's a Gruffalo 50p Coin!

Oh No! It's a Gruffalo 50p Coin!

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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 Brilliant Uncirculated Finish

For the Gruffalo fans or just coin collectors, it all comes presented in a gruff themed textured sleeve, 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. There currently no set limit on the supply of The Gruffalo 50p coin.

According to Royal mint, this commemorative coin is not expected to enter circulation. Uniquely, the coin comes coated with a protective layer to its brilliant uncirculated finish. It provides a much more excellent and classic look than the usual circulating coins found in your change. This finish also highlights the features of the Gruffalo such as its tusk, tooth and thorny spine.

The Gruffalo Silver Proof 50p Coin is also available to buy here and comes in a classy protective acrylic block, cleverly showing a scene from the forest with 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: Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Country of issue: United Kingdom
  • Year of issue: 2019
  • Alloy: Cupro-nickel
  • Weight: 8.00 g
  • Diameter: 27.30 mm
  • Reverse coin designer: Magic Light Pictures Ltd.
  • Observe coin designer: Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark

Keep up to date on the latest coin information and all you need to know about the rare 50p coins featuring iconic characters including a collection of Beatrix Potter coins, the Paddington 50p and the legendary Royal Mint Gruffalo coin.

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