The Royal Mint have just confirmed a brand new 50p series will be launching on 23rd September featuring characters from Britain’s favourite books – Winnie the Pooh!
Each design has been inspired by A.A. Milne’s classic children’s stories starting with Pooh Bear himself and is sure to be one of the most popular coin releases this year.
Originally published in 1926, Winnie the Pooh is a story about the adventures of Christopher Robin’s honey-loving teddy bear and his friends Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanger, and Rabbit.
Since then, Winnie the Pooh has featured in over 11 films, 11 television programmes, 4 different books, and has become a worldwide collectable item.
Whilst the designs of the upcoming 50p coins are currently top-secret, we can’t wait to see this loveable bear and his friends come to life once more, this time on the UK’s most collected coin.
But who is your favourite character? Let us know in the comments below!
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Back in January, I attended the largest coin show in the world – the World Money Fair. Thousands of collectors and hundreds of dealers and Mints from all over the world attend the annual fair to showcase their new releases and the very latest in minting technology.
I’m always looking for new and unusual coins to offer collectors, whether that be a shape, size or technologically advanced coins that push the limits on what can be achieved in the minting world.
So, ever since I arrived back in the UK, there’s been some incredibly exciting coin news I’ve been wanting to share with you.
But before you read anything else, you need to know that the majority of the range completely SOLD OUT before going on general release so you get the enormity of how big a deal this is!
Introducing Smartminting 2.0
Most collectors are already familiar with Smartminting technology. Only achieved by a small number of mints across the world, the exact techniques used in Smartminting are a fiercely guarded secret, but essentially the state of the art technology allows unprecedented levels of intricate detail and extraordinary high relief while only very slightly increasing the weight.
So what more could Smartminting 2.0 possibly offer I hear you ask?
This new technology (or ‘Smartminting Reloaded’ as it’s been coined in the collecting world) breaks many barriers that were previously considered impossible… Until now.
Take a look at the images I’ve included below, and you’ll see BOTH sides of the coin can now be struck to an incredible high relief proof finish. But that’s not all, the relief levels are 100% higher than what was previously possible!
And if that’s not enough, for the FIRST TIME EVER, Smartminting technology has been applied to a coin made from copper.
You’ll notice the incredible relief of the Eagle’s claws which make it look like they’re literally ripping through the metal and right through the other side of the coin!
Featuring ‘Incuse’ Striking
It also features ‘incuse’ striking. An incuse strike is a relatively new minting process that allows a design to be struck into a coin creating a ‘sunken’ design, as opposed to the standard raised relief. Few mints in the world have attempted Incuse striking as the unique and unusual format makes them more challenging to strike and, therefore highly unusual to come by.
The ‘Incuse’ strike is visible where the depth of the claw marks are left in the surface of the coin.
Also notice how the high relief of the Eagle’s head extends to the edges of the coin instead of just the centre, leveraging the whole surface area of the coin.
This ground-breaking technology has been deployed on a range of Majestic Eagle coins. The design featured was chosen to symbolise strength, leadership and vision and I’m sure you’ll agree it beautifully showcases just what the new Smartminting enhancements are.
However, to fully appreciate this coin, I ask, that you to watch this video. This coin really is an outstanding work of art and this video is the only way to fully appreciate this coin without physically holding it.
If you’re interested…
The Majestic Copper Eagle is strictly limited to JUST 5,000 collectors worldwide and I am delighted to have been able to get hold of an allocation to offer collectors. But they’ve been selling extremely quickly, so you’ll need to pre-order one now to ensure you can add one to your collection. Priced at JUST £55 (+p&p), click here to secure the Majestic Copper Eagle for your collection NOW >>
Peter Pan remains one of the most cherished and loved children’s stories of all time.
Issued by the Isle of Man and developed in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity), last year’s Peter Pan 50p coins saw unprecedented demand, with tens of thousands queuing to get their hands on them. In fact, in just a matter of months, through the sales of these Peter Pan 50ps, collectors raised over £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
And today we are delighted to reveal the second (and final) collection of exciting new British Isles 50p celebrating Peter Pan and the best-loved characters from the book.
Whether you’re looking for the new centrepiece for your collection, you’re an avid 50p collector, a Peter Pan fan, or looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, there’s certain to be something within the range for you.
Find out more about each of the wonderful Peter Pan 50p coins we have available below…
The Complete Peter Pan 50p Set – one of the only ways to own ALL SIX coins
The SECOND (and final) collection of Peter Pan 50ps have been issued by The Isle of Man, continuing the 90th anniversary celebrations of author JM Barrie gifting his rights in the story to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
These brand new coins feature enchanting illustrations on the reverse design, created by David Wyatt and Matt Tindall. These include:
- Peter Pan and Tinker Bell
- The Mermaid
- The Jolly Roger
- Peter Pan at the window
- Tinker Bell
Struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, the coins come encapsulated and presented in an official Peter Pan presentation pack.
This set is one of the only ways you can own ALL SIX coins and high demand is expected. So if you’d like to secure one for your collection you’ll need to be quick. Click here for more details >>
We’d love to know which is your favourite coin within the collection! Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page…
Strictly limited Silver Proof Peter Pan 50p – JUST 4,995 available
The coin has been struck to a flawless Silver Proof quality and features a specially commissioned illustration design. Silver 50p coins are, without doubt, the collectors favourite and a sell-out is inevitable. Especially when you consider the edition of this coin has been halved by 50% on last year and is limited to JUST 4,995 worldwide.
The FINAL Peter Pan Silver Proof 50p will be in higher demand than ever before as collectors try to complete their Peter Pan collections. But because of that dramatically lower edition limit – time is short. Click here now to guarantee your coin >>
The Complete Silver Proof Peter Pan 50p Set – the ultimate collector’s item
Last year’s Peter Pan Silver Proof 50p Sets completely SOLD OUT of the full 1,995 edition limit. And we expect this year’s set to sell out just as fast, if not quicker, especially as they have the exact same 1,995 mintage.
Each coin has been impeccably struck from .925 Sterling Silver to a stunning proof finish, and there is no doubt that these 50ps will be in higher demand than ever before as collectors try to complete their Peter Pan collections.
Plus, this exclusive collection is one of the only ways you can own ALL SIX coins in Silver Proof Quality. If you’re looking for a new centrepiece to your collection, this is it!
The Peter Pan Gold Proof 50p – the most prestigious and limited coin within the range
The crème de la crème of the range you could say. If you’re looking for the most premium and limited way to own one of these brand new Peter Pan 50p coins, then this is it.
Struck in .916 Gold to a flawless proof finish, this coin is guaranteed to popular with serious collectors. Though especially as this official new release has been given a strict edition limit of JUST 500 worldwide.
This is MUCH LOWER than other recent Gold Proof 50p releases that have completely sold out, so only a handful of lucky collectors will have the chance to own this prestigious coin.
The Ultimate Peter Pan 50p Cover – strictly limited to just 750 worldwide
If you’re looking for a unique and extremely limited way to own ALL SIX brand new Peter Pan 50p coins, then this is it.
This fantastic cover features the complete set of Peter Pan 50p coins, struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, alongside a specially commissioned Royal Mail Peter Pan philatelic label.
Available exclusively from The Westminster Collection, the cover is limited to JUST 750 worldwide. Last year’s cover sold out in record time and we are expecting this to do exactly the same. So, if you’d like to be one of the lucky few to secure one for your collection you’ll need to act now.
Peter Pan remains one of the most cherished and loved children’s stories of all time and if last year’s coins are anything to go by, I’m sure these new 50ps are going to be some of the most sought-after coins of the year.
As with last year’s coins, each has been developed in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and for every coin or set sold a donation will go directly to GOSH Charity to help support the hospital and the seriously ill children from across the UK who are cared for there.