https://www.bnt.org.uk/60th-anniversary-of-paddington-bear-paddington-bear-at-paddington-station-2018-uk-50p-silver-proof-coin?___store=bnt_storeview5938260th Anniversary of Paddington Bear – Paddington Bear at Paddington Station 2018 UK 50p Silver Proof Coinhttps://mdm.scene7.com/is/image/MDM/mf_Sammlung_VS_RS?$mf_Produktbild$&$muenze_1=60th-anniversary-paddington-paddington-station-2018-silver-proof-50p-coin-royal-mint-bnt-coins_obverse&$muenze_2=60th-anniversary-paddington-paddington-station-2018-silver-proof-50p-coin-royal-mint-bnt-coins_reverse6060GBPInStock/THE ROYAL MINT/THEMES/50p Coins/SILVER/THEMES/Film & Television/NEW COINS/THE ROYAL MINT/Paddington Bear60th Anniversary of Paddington Bear – Paddington Bear at Paddington Station 2018 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
Please Look After This Bear
Making his debut appearance on an official UK coin, The Royal Mint welcomes Paddington Bear to its ranks.
Based on the smash-hit bestselling books by David Knapton, this 2018 issue from The Royal Mint is a heartwarming and nostalgic tribute to one of Britain's most cherished literary creations.
Do you remember when your first read Paddington Bear? First published in 1958, the books were an instant success, with the innocent charm of the little bear appealing to readers of all ages.
Now, 60 years later, The Royal Mint have issued a special anniversary tribute to the world's favourite bear. This 92.5% silver Proof 50p coin's design features Paddington back where it all began - newly arrived from Darkest Peru, and perched on his suitcase at Paddington Station.
David Knapton's beautiful design ties together the past and present of Paddington, conveying his enduring popularity with the little bear sitting in front of a recognisably modern-day train.
Dressed in his unmistakable blue mackintosh and red hat (realised here with vibrant selective colour), around Paddington's neck is a label which implores the reader to "Please Look After This Bear" - will you?
The reverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, as well as ELIZABETH II D.G, REG. F. D, and 50 PENCE.
The coin is housed in a clear acrylic block, ideal for keeping it safe and untarnished for years to come.
A treasured British classic to cherish forever, this coin is guaranteed to sell out fast, so don't miss out!
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