2019 The Gruffalo 50 Pence Coin.
This gold proof coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the children's storybook character. The coin is struck from 22 carat (0.917 fine) gold. It contains 0.498 troy ounces of the precious metal.
Only 600 of these proof coins were issued, making them perfect for collectors. The coin comes in a wooden presentation box and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint.
The Gruffalo was first published on 23rd March, 1999. It was written by playwright Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
The book tells the story of a mouse and his journey through the forrest, scaring off dangerous animals with tales of the Gruffalo - a mythical monster who is half buffalo, half grizzly bear. Little does he know that the Gruffalo actually exists and he is about to come face to face with him.
The popular children's story has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.
Designed by Jody Clark, the reverse features the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019
The reverse of the coin is based on the book illustrations by Axel Scheffler. The coin shows a close-up image of the monster with "THE GRUFFALO" text above his head.
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.498|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Axel Scheffler|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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