Smashing News! Wallace and Gromit are coming to The Royal Mint
I hope you’ve got some cheese (Wensleydale anyone?) and crackers to hand to celebrate the news that the iconic British animated duo – Wallace and Gromit – will be coming to The Royal Mint!
Not many details have been revealed yet, though we have our fingers crossed that the plasticine pair will indeed be featured on a UK coin.
In fact, later this year the cheery inventor and his faithful ‘Dogwarts’-educated canine companion will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their very first stop-motion animation that’s become a classic – “A Grand Day Out”. And I’m sure you’d agree – a commemorative coin would be the perfect way to celebrate this milestone anniversary.
If you want to be kept up to date, and be the first to know about all things Wallace and Gromit related, then register your interest below. We’ll then email you as soon as we hear anything more from our sources.
In the meantime let’s have a look at what happened when another one of Britain’s best loved fictional characters came to The Royal Mint…
On the 23rd March the Gruffalo celebrated its 20th birthday, and to mark this landmark publication anniversary a brand new UK 50p was released. This was the first time ever the popular children’s book character had appeared on UK coinage.
To say the release was popular is an understatement, as fans and collectors alike were quick to snap up the coin. Collectors were so quick in fact that the silver and gold proof versions – with edition limits of 25,000 and 600 respectively – completely sold out at The Royal Mint within 12 hours of release.
This made it the fastest selling 50p to date!
No doubt the question on everyone’s lips now is what will happen when Wallace and Gromit arrive at The Royal Mint – will they be appearing on a UK coin and if so will we see another record breaking sell-out? But perhaps the biggest question of all – will it be made of cheese?
There’s only one way to find out – register your interest below!
How many Wallace and Gromit coins will there be please
That will be determined by The Royal Mint. But as far as we know, only the one.
Hope that helps!
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I love collecting coins and I am absolutely devastated as I missed the gruffalo coin due to my dad suddenly passing away as it was something that we did together and it totally slipt my mind so if any one has 1 for sale I wud really appreciate I if not I cant wait untill this new coin wayhay!!!
A lot of people have an interest in old British cars, how about a collection of 50p,s or 10p,s with old Jags or old Mgs etc. I,m sure they would be a sell out! Fingers crossed.
My granddaughter would be thrilled to own a gruffalo coin!
Looking forward to this new coin.
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