Peter Rabbit™ 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
The Royal Mint first introduced the fifty pence Beatrix Potter coin collection in 2016 in commemoration her 150th birthday, Peter Rabbit coins have become the most popular of the character coins in this series. The Royal Mail have gone on to release a new Peter Rabbit coin every year since and this year sees the fourth coin in this massively popular collectors’ series.
This Silver Proof coin has a limited mintage of only 30,000 of these coloured coins in this spectacular limited-edition presentation. The majority of these coins which were reserved almost immediately with The Royal Mint upon release making it a highly sought after collectable of the future as many will find their homes in much treasured private collections.
Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble has again had her now iconic illustration of Peter Rabbit featured on the reverse with a ‘Peter Rabbit’ inscription. The obverse features Her Majesty the Queen by engraver Jody Clark.
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™ 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin Specifications
- Denomination: 50p
- Quality: Proof
- Country of issue: United Kingdom
- Year of issue: 2019
- Composition: .925 Silver
- Weight: 8.00g
- Diameter: 27.30mm
- Reverse designer: Emma Noble
- Obverse designer: Jody Clark
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