Beatrix Potter 50p coins: 4 new coins for 2018

Details of four new commemorative Beatrix Potter coins have been released by the Royal Mint.

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Last updated: 22 February 2018 - 12.22pm

Beatrix Potter fans will be delighted to hear that four new coins commemorating some of her our favourite characters will be rolled out this year.

The Royal Mint has just released the first coin, which features Peter Rabbit and is available for £60 from the Mint (pictured below), while an uncoloured version is available for £10.

Coins featuring Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a helpful mouse from The Tailor of Gloucester will be made available later this year. 

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These coins are the latest to be added to the Beatrix Potter collection, which launched in 2016 to mark 150 years since her birth.

Anne Jessopp, acting CEO at the Royal Mint, said the range had "grown in popularity since Peter Rabbit was first introduced onto UK coins in 2016.

She added: "Since then, Peter Rabbit has been joined by a number of furry friends throughout the years.

"This year we are delighted to present another group of Beatrix's characters, giving them a new lease of life on our specially-designed coloured commemorative coins."

The coins were designed by Emma Noble, who has worked on past collections for the Royal Mint.

Previous editions

Last year's set of coins also kicked off with Peter Rabbit, followed by Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny.

Photo credit: Royal Mint

And the year before, the Mint released four coins featuring Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin and another Peter Rabbit coin, which proved hugely popular with collectors.

Photo credit: Royal Mint

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