The Royal Mint has unveiled a rare new 50 pence collectible coin.
The new collectible will feature Winnie-the-Pooh and her friends Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.
La Monnaie released the first three models of the Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends collection last year, along with Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet.
Designed by Royal Mint designer Daniel Thorne, the coins are inspired by EH Shepard’s original decorations taken from the pages of AA Milne’s classic tales, first published in 1926.
Mr Thorne said: “Taking inspiration from EH Shepard’s original decorations has been a fantastic experience, but one that has also tested me as a designer. With each design, so much care and attention has gone into remastering the iconic coin canvas decorations while staying true to the texts people know and love.
“I also wanted to add something special for collectors, with the bee motif. Inspired by the original decorations, the humming bee from the storybooks is featured on each of the nine pieces in the collection. I hope collectors can appreciate the beauty of each design in the range and take advantage of the special color editions.
It is available for purchase at the Mint in gold, silver, uncirculated brilliant and special edition versions, with prices ranging from £ 10 to £ 1,065.
Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coins at the Royal Mint, said: “Winnie-the-Pooh is a popular children’s classic which, like the popular coin collecting pastime, has been passed down from generation to generation. As we celebrate 95 years of Winnie-the-Pooh, the latest design featuring Pooh and friends is a fitting tribute to beloved adventures.
“Winnie-the-Pooh fans can enjoy the pieces individually or as part of the nine-piece collection released over three years. We’re excited to bring these wonderful characters and memories to life on a series of 50p collector coins.
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This notice was published: 2021-09-02 05:44:46