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The New 2018 Beatrix Potter 50p Coin Collection
The Royal Mint continues to celebrate the the much-loved characters of Beatrix Potter’s Little Tales.
For 2018, the mint continue the series with a new 50p coin for Peter Rabbit, plus three more characters from the little tales: Flopsy Bunny, the Tailor of Gloucester and Mrs. Tittlemouse.
Each coin is struck in limited numbers and comes in two editions. The Brilliant Uncirculated versions are enclosed in a fold-out wallet. The silver Proof editions, which feature colour-printed elements, are presented in a clear acrylic case.
Peter Rabbit 50p Coin
Available for dispatch from February
The Peter Rabbit coin for 2018 shows an iconic image of Peter munching on radishes, the reason for his near-miss in Mr. McGregor’s garden.
Flopsy Bunny 50p Coin
Available for dispatch from March
The design for Flopsy Bunny places the little rabbit centre stage, with Flopsy characteristically dressed in her little jacket.
The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Coin
Available for dispatch from April
The ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ coin features an iconic image from the book. One of the helpful little mice sits cross-legged on a reel or skein of ‘twist’, complete with miniature spectacles and a newspaper.
Mrs. Tittlemouse 50p Coin
Available for dispatch from May
Mrs. Tittlemouse carries the basket she uses to gather her dinner. The finest of details, like the mouse’s tiny whiskers and beady eye, have been captured on the coin’s small surface.