2 March 2018
The Royal Mint have announced four new designs to be added to the Beatrix Potter collection for 2018. The Brilliant Uncirculated or coloured Silver Proof 50p coins will be released over the course of 2018 to supplement the 2016 and 2017 collection that celebrated the much-loved author’s 150th anniversary in 2016.
Peter Rabbit will be the first of the four furry characters available to be purchased followed by Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a helpful mouse from ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’.
The 2018 collection will once again kick off with a famously cheeky character from Potter’s books – and arguably one of the most recognisable children’s literary creations ever – Peter Rabbit himself. The masterful, hand painted style of Beatrix Potter’s original illustration will be captured on the silver proof coins by vivid colour printed designs. Capturing the blue of Peter Rabbit’s coat, the subtle red of Flopsy Bunny’s jacket and the pastel tones in Mrs Tittlemouse’s dress.
Alongside the special edition coloured coins, the four designs will be hopping into the UK publics’ pockets and purses later this year as plain-metal circulating versions. Look out for all four designs in your change and put the coins in the Beatrix Potter 2018 Collector Album to admire the coins in one place.
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