Peter Rabbit 2017 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
The second official United Kingdom coin to feature Peter Rabbit™, this 2017 50p coin is 925 sterling silver.
Enhanced by colour printing bringing one of Beatrix Potter’s most well-known characters to life.
The Peter Rabbit™ 2017 UK 50p coin is endorsed by publisher Frederick Warne & Co (a Penguin Random House company) and features the iconic scene from Beatrix Potter’s first book of Peter Rabbit running away to find more mischief.
Following the success of the 2016 Beatrix Potter Fifty Pence Series which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, The Royal Mint continue the series with a second collection in 2017.
This 50p Silver Proof Coin is the first in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection. The colour design on the reverse is by Emma Noble shows off Peter Rabbits™ recognisable blue coat and includes the inscription ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. The obverse design features Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English writer, natural scientist and conservationist. 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 have loved for decades – 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. Upon her death in 1943 aged 77, Potter left almost all her property to the National Trust and is credited with preserving much of the land which now makes up the Lake District National Park.
Beatrix Potters books continue to be popular world-wide and have been published in many languages. Her life has been the focus of many films and television series, and her stories continue to be retold through film, song, animation and ballet.
Beatrix Potters stories are beloved amongst generations and have stood the test of time which is why this second collection of Beatrix Potter commemorative coins has become a must-have amongst collectors and admirers of the original 2016 series.
Peter Rabbit™ 2017 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Specifications
- Denomination: 50p
- Quality: Proof
- Country of issue: United Kingdom
- Year of issue: 2017
- Composition: .925 Silver
- Weight: 8.00g
- Diameter: 27.30mm
- Reverse designer: Emma Noble
- Obverse designer: Jody Clark
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