2016 UK Coin Fifty Pence (50p) BU Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit

2016 UK Coin Fifty Pence (50p) BU Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit

The Peter Rabbit coin is the second coin in the Royal Mint's Beatrix Potter 50p series. This brilliant uncirculated coin comes in a presentation folder. 


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Peter Rabbit was first created in 1893, in a letter that Beatrix Potter sent to an ill child to cheer him up. She named the character after Peter Piper, a pet rabbit she had as a child. Peter is known for sneaking into Mr McGregor's garden and stealing his vegetables.

Peter Rabbit has appeared in 23 stories - the best known being The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which has sold over 150 million copies worldwide!

Mintage for the 2016 Peter Rabbit 50p circulation coin that you will find in your change is 9,600,000.

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

The reverse design shows Beatrix Potter's most famous character, Peter Rabbit. It was designed by the Royal Mint engraver, Emma Noble, who has designed the other coins in the series.

The silver proof version of the coin is coloured, whereas this uncirculated coin is not.

Diameter 27.30 mm
Weight 8 g
Denmoination Fifty Pence
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Manufacturer Royal Mint
Mintage  TBC