Peter Rabbit™ 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
The Royal Mint first introduced the Beatrix Potter 50p coin collection in 2016 to commemorate her 150th birthday with Peter Rabbit coins being the most popular of the character coins. The Royal Mail has 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 Brilliant Uncirculated issue is mounted in a folder featuring the original illustrations of Beatrix Potter and can only be purchase since this coin will not appear in general circulation.
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.
Who is the woman behind these many beloved characters that are still treasured so dearly today? Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English writer, illustration, 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 Potter’s books continue to be popular throughout the world 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 Potter’s stories are beloved amongst generations and have stood the test of time, and the annual release of the Peter Rabbit 50p coin now create much excitement and anticipated amongst casual admirers and professional collectors alike.
Peter Rabbit™ 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Specifications
- Denomination: 50p
- Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
- Country of issue: United Kingdom
- Year of issue: 2019
- Composition: Cupro-nickel
- Weight: 8.00g
- Diameter: 27.30mm
- Reverse designer: Emma Noble
- Obverse designer: Jody Clark
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