This 2020 Winnie-the-Pooh Fifty Pence Coin is the first release in a new series from The Royal Mint. The Winnie the Pooh coin series will consist of nine coins, which will be released over the next three years.
This 50p coin is struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated finish and comes in a colourful presentation folder.
The Royal Mint have announced these coins will not enter into circulation, so you're unlikely to find one in your change!
Winnie-the-Pooh was created by the English author A. A. Milne. Inspired by a teddy bear his son owned, Milne wrote two volumes of short stories about Pooh and his adventures in Hundred Acre Wood. Milne also included his son, Christopher Robin as one of the main characters.
Disney bought the rights to Winnie-the-Pooh in 1966 and have since produced several films, tv series, video games and even a magazine based on the honey-loving bear.
This is the first in a series of nine coins, which will be released over the next three years.
The obverse was designed by Jody Clark and shows the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020
The reverse is based on the original Pooh illustrations by E. H. Shepard. It shows Winnie-the-Pooh with a jar of honey and a bee buzzing over his head.
The text reads
Winnie the pooh
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Walt Disney|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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