Peter Rabbit 50p coin: New Beatrix Potter coin on sale today – where can you get one?

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The new 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p coin goes on sale today and pictures have been released to show just what coin collectors can get their hands on.

The coin features an illustration of the well-known children’s book character, as shown by pictures released by the Royal Mint.

Other Peter Rabbit 50p coins have been released consecutively since 2016 and prove popular with coin collectors.

Three versions of the coin will be released, gold proof, silver proof and brilliant uncirculated versions.

Peter Rabbit first made his way onto a 50p coin in 2016 to celebrated Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary and has also appeared on coins in 2017 and 2018.

The Peter Rabbit commemorative coin has been updated for 2019 and is available to buy today.

On the coin, the famous rabbit can be seen in his trademark blue coat holding a red handkerchief.

The new design has been developed with Penguin Ventures on behalf of Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, Beatrix Potter’s original publisher.

Beatrix Potter’s original illustration has been carefully engraved by coin designer, Emma Noble, to create the 2019 version of the coin.

Although the coin has only gone on sale today, customers have been able to register their interest since last week.

The Royal Mint have not confirmed exactly how many of the coins will be on offer, but around 35,000 of the 2018 version of the design were released last year.

They were available to buy for around £10 from the Royal Mint website.

If the 2019 Peter Rabbit coin is as popular as the past versions, collectors will need to be quick to get their hands on this commemorative coin.

Last month, the Royal Mint revealed pictures of the new Gruffalo 50p coin.

The coin was made for the new collection to celebrate 20 years of the monster.

A portrait of the Gruffalo will be printed on the coin alongside the title of the popular books.

Last week, a ‘very rare’ Peter Rabbit 50p coin was selling for £450 – but is it really worth this much? 

The website Change Checker has ranked this coin at one on the scarcity index, which seems to make it common.

The guide Spend it? Save it? What should you do? explains that it’s down to the owner when it comes to posting the asking price.

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