This fifty pence coin commemorates the 150th anniversary since the birth of Beatrix Potter. The coin is the first in a series of five 50 pence coins, each commemorating the life and works of Beatrix Potter.
Beatrix Potter was born on 28th July 1866, in Glossop, Derbyshire. Her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was published on 2nd October, 1902, and was a huge success. Her other well-known characters include Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail. Beatrix Potter was a not only a famed author and illustrator, but also a conservationist, who worked hard to preserve the Lake District. This coin comes in a colourful presentation folder.
Mintage for the 2016 150th Anniversary of the Beatrix Potter 50p circulation coin that you will find in your change is 6,900,000.
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The obverse is the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark.
The reverse was designed by the Royal Mint engraver, Emma Noble. The coin celebrates the life of Beatrix Potter and features her silhouette, as well as her most famous character, Peter Rabbit.