Peter Rabbit 50p

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Inspired by the British countryside, Beatrix Potter wrote 23 little tales of adventure. In 2016, The Royal Mint created a collection of 50p coins to celebrate the life of Beatrix Potter.

Peter Rabbit 50p

This is one of the original 5 Beatrix Potter coins issued in 2016.

This coin features Peter Rabbit in an upright position, and there were 9,700,000 of these coins minted in 2016.

How much is the Peter Rabbit 50p worth?

This coin is currently selling in online auctions for between £2.50 – £3.50.

Some information from The Royal Mint

Denomination50p
Maximum Coin MintageUnlimited
AlloyCupro-nickel
Weight8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
Reverse DesignerEmma Noble
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
QualityBrilliant Uncirculated
Year2019

More about Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit is one of the main charatcers in Beatrix Potter’s beautiful stories. He is far more adventurous than his siblings: Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail.

Naughty Peter Rabbit gets into all sorts of mischief, squeezing under the garden gate to gorge on Mr. McGregor’s vegetables, while the others obediently go up the lane to pick blackberries and Potters tales of Peter Rabbit have often been noted for teaching children that actions have consequences!

The short story was originally written for personal enjoyment and never intended to be published. . Potter originally created her tales for the child of a governess she had as a child. Potter’s friends later encouraged her to look for a publisher.

The original work featured black and white illustrations but in 1902, Frederick Warne & Co. agreed to publish the works on condition that Potter colourised her illustrations.

Potter’s first works, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ has been a firm favourite with children ever since.

If you’d like more information on Beatrix Potter you can access the Beatrix Potter society here.



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