2017 Benjamin Bunny Beatrix Potter Silver Proof Fifty Pence
These Benjamin Bunny 50p coins are part of the Beatrix Potter Coin Series. The coins feature an adorable image of Benjamin Bunny on the reverse, designed by Emma Noble. Issued by The Royal Mint, these silver fifty pence coins are struck to a proof finish, from 0.925 sterling silver.
The Beatrix Potter coins series has been popular with coin collectors - and it's clear to see why! Each coin comes beautifully displayed in a perspex display mount, housed inside a colourful presentation box, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint. These coins make ideal gifts for birthdays or Christenings.
Only 30,000 of these coins were issued.
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny was published in 1904, and is the sequel to Beatrix Potter's most famous book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The book tells the story of Peter Rabbit, and his cousin, Benjamin, trying to retrieve Peter's clothes from Mr McGregor's garden.
After the success of the 2016 Beatrix Potter Fifty Pence Series, The Royal Mint produced a further four coins in 2017.
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Beatrix Potter in 2016, The Royal Mint released a series of fifty pence coins. The 2016 Peter Rabbit fifty pence was highly sought after by coin collectors and demand was high for the coin in all finishes; the coloured silver proof, the brilliant uncirculated and the circulation fifty pence, with collectors paying vast amounts to add the coins to their collections.
The obverse of the coin features the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It was designed by Royal Mint artist, Jody Clark.
The coloured design on the reverse of the coin shows Benjamin Bunny dressed in a brown jacket. It was designed by Royal Mint artist, Emma Noble. The text reads:
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.238|
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Emma Noble|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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