120 years ago, a book about a mischievous rabbit named Peter was first officially published by Frederick Warne & Co. This book would go on to be much-loved by children (and adults) all over the world…
Have you already guessed it’s title? It’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, of course – Beatrix Potter’s delightful creation.
In 2016, the first Beatrix Potter™ coin was released, celebrating 150 years since her birth. It even featured Peter Rabbit™ mid-stroll on the reverse design.
This coin kickstarted a series of coin issues honouring Potter’s beloved work, including designs of characters such as: Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Benjamin Bunny and, of course, Peter Rabbit™!
In fact, there were a total of five 50ps dedicated to Peter, illustrating how truly adored he is to this day!
Brand new The Tale of Peter Rabbit™ Coin
The Royal Mint have JUST released a brand-new commemorative coin that celebrates the first official publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit™ in 1922.
The Silver Colour Proof 1oz The Tale of Peter Rabbit™ coin shows Peter in his blue jacket, walking through an array of flowers and wildlife. This delightful design includes the words ‘120 years’ – the perfect tribute to the official publication date.
Usually only reserved for coins of a particular theme, we’ve seen strong sell outs in the past of the 1oz Silver Colour Proof. In fact, 2021’s Alice Through the Looking Glass 1oz Silver Colour Proof sold out completely – and that had the exact same edition limit as this new Peter Rabbit™ coin of 3,500.
Plus, Peter Rabbit™ is incredibly popular as a theme; every previously issued Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin has sold out, and many of them had edition limits as high as 35,000!
A sell-out is on the cards
In comparison, 3,500 is just a tiny number, and not going to be anywhere near enough for Peter Rabbit™ fans and collectors alike.
If you’d like to secure 2022 UK The Tale of Peter Rabbit™ coin for your collection before it’s too late, order yours now by clicking here >>
We’ve just had word of some exciting new coin releases for 2022!
The Royal Proclamation from 15th December 2021 has confirmed a number of new coins for 2022.
Here’s what we know so far, and how you can sign up to be the first to add them to your collection!
New 50p to mark 100 years of the BBC
From covering breaking news stories, Children in Need and sporting events, to Strictly Come Dancing, period dramas, and even the Queen’s Christmas Speech, the BBC is a favorite across the nation.
As the BBC marks 100 years next year, The Royal Mint will be releasing a special 50p coin to mark this milestone moment!
50th Anniversary of Pride
To mark the 50th anniversary since the first Pride event in 1972, a 50p will be released in commemoration. Excitingly, elements of the pride flag will feature on the reverse alongside the inscription “PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY”.
Commemorating the life on Alan Turing
Famous for cracking the German WWII Enigma machine, and laying the foundations for the early computers, Alan Turing will be featuring on a UK 50p next year. Commemorating the achievements throughout his life, the reverse will feature a depiction of Turing against a background of letters.
Whilst the design is currently TOP SECRET, we’ll bring you more information as soon as we have it.
Time to revisit the Hundred Acre Wood!
It has also been announced that the Royal Mint will be returning to the Hundred Acre Wood in 2022 with the final part in the Winnie the Pooh coin series.
Three new 50p coins will be released and this time Kanga and Roo, and Eyeore will be joining Winnie the Pooh and friends on our UK coins.
The designs for all three coins are currently under embargo, but given the popularity of the previous 6 coins, these next three coins are sure to be a hit with collectors!
Duke of Cambridge £5 Coin
A new Royal £5 will be issued commemorating the Duke of Cambridge. The reverse will feature a portrait of the Duke of Cambridge, accompanied by his cypher and his age – presumably in celebration of his 40th Birthday next year
Peter Rabbit £5
A new Peter Rabbit £5 will be released, with a depiction of the lovable Rabbit to mark 120 years since the release of the Children’s tale.
£2 Coin series
It’s also been confirmed that a series of £2 coins will be reissued next year, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the £2 coins. It’s set to see the likes of Charles Darwin, the Centenary of WWI £2 series, Mary Shelley, and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day return to our coins next year.
And, to make sure you don’t miss out on adding these coins to your collection as soon as they are released, you can sign up to the UK Official BU Pack Subscription Service below.
Don’t miss your chance to get ahead of the crowd on launch day and be one of the very first collectors to be sent the latest UK New Issue coins, guaranteed at The Royal Mint issue price on launch day!
Find out more and sign up by clicking here: https://www.westminstercollection.com/lp2021/official-uk-coin-pack-subscription.aspx
If you haven’t already heard, PETER RABBIT™ IS BACK on a brand new UK FIRST!
And in my latest video I take a closer look at the fresh NEW design that’s completely different to the 50ps before it.
I also discuss the TINY 5,000 Silver Proof edition limit, which is SEVEN times smaller than that of the 2018 Peter Rabbit™ Silver Proof 50p!
It’s a video you can’t afford to miss!