• 2018 UK Coin 50p Silver Proof The Snowman 84
  • 2018 UK Coin 50p Silver Proof The Snowman 85
  • 2018 UK Coin 50p Silver Proof The Snowman
  • 2018 UK Coin 50p Silver Proof The Snowman 84
  • 2018 UK Coin 50p Silver Proof The Snowman 85
  • 2018 UK Coin 50p Silver Proof The Snowman
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2018 UK Coin 50p Silver Proof The Snowman

This 2018 Silver Proof 50p coin commemorates the 40th Anniversary since the publication of the classic childrens book, The Snowman. 

This stunning Christmas coin was issued by The Royal Mint and features a colourful design. 


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The Snowman was written by Raymond Briggs and was first published in 1978. The book has no words and the story is told completely through illustrations. 

The book was adapted into an animated film in 1982, and remains a Christmas classic. 


The obverse of the coin shows the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. 


The reverse was designed by Natasha Ratcliffe. She is a member of the council of The British Art Medal Society. It shows the boy and the snowman soaring across the sky, with Brighton Pier visable below. 

The coin was made with Robin Shaw, the Assistant Director of The Snowman and the Snowdog. 

This is the first UK coin to have a fully coloured design on the reverse. 



Diameter 27.30 mm
Weight 8g
Denomination Fifty Pence
Alloy .925 Silver
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Natasha Ratcliffe
Mint The Royal Mint
Mintage  15,000
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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