Beatrix Potter 50p Coins

Beatrix Potter 50p Coins

Beatrix Potter 50p coins are a collection of beautifully designed 50 pence coins from The Royal Mint.

First released in 2016, these coins have been a massive hit with the UK public and around the world resulting in additional special edition coins being released each year by The Royal Mint to satisfy the needs of the more serious coin collector.

You can buy coins in many versions from coins that have been found in general UK coin circulation up to gold proof coins.

Beatrix Potter Coin Collections

includes all 4 2018 Beatrix Potter Coins

includes all 4 2017 Beatrix Potter Coins

Beatrix Potter 50p Silver Proof Coins

NameYearMax MintageeBayThe Royal Mint
Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary20167,750eBayThe Royal Mint
Peter Rabbit201615,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Jemima Puddle-Duck201616,000eBayNone Found
Squirrel Nutkin201616,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Peter Rabbit201740,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Benjamin Bunny201740,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Mr Jeremy Fisher201740,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Tom Kitten201740,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Peter Rabbit201845,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Flopsy Bunny201845,000eBayThe Royal Mint
The Tailor of Gloucester201840,000eBayThe Royal Mint
Mrs. Tittlemouse201840,000eBayThe Royal Mint
  • Mintage figures are taken from The Royal Mint website.

Know the Facts from Fiction

As part of the Beatrix Potter 50p Coins, The Royal Mint issued 3 versions of the Peter Rabbit 2016 50p:

  • Circulated (these you may find in your pocket change in varying condition) – collectible but not worth much more than face value. Sell for slightly more on eBay.
  • Brilliant Uncirculated (purchased directly from The Royal Mint website and usually in protective packaging as a collectible coin)
  • Silver Proof (coloured silver coin in a presentation pack and a known mintage run)
  • Gold Proof (plain gold coin in a presentation pack and a known mintage run)

2017 Beatrix Potter 50p coins saw the release of Silver Proof editions for Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and Tom Kitten.

2018 Beatrix Potter 50p coin releases included Silver Proof editions of Peter Rabbit, Flopsy Bunny, The Tailor of Gloucester and Mrs. Tittlemouse.

There are also Beatrix Potter Gift Sets available to include an exclusive coin and book from The Royal Mint.

If you are buying a Silver Proof coin on eBay, only buy if it has a COA (Certificate of Authenticity). This is an individually numbered document issued with each Silver Proof coin from The Royal Mint.

Beatrix Potter 50p Colour Coins

Beware!

  • There are non-silver coins on eBay, colourised with stickers to look like the silver proof editions
  • There are non-silver coins on eBay in acetate/perspex display holders, to look like the silver proof editions

Coins with Stickers / Decals. Please note: These are NOT Silver Proof coins, the colour sticker has been applied to a regular coin.

You can find the Beatrix Potter decals for sale on eBay, without the coin. We are not sure how people can sell these when the images are Copyrighted.

Beatrix Potter Coin Set

Whilst collectible to some people, we only collect coins as issued by The Royal Mint.

The perspex Beatrix Potter display case may look something like this:

Beatrix Potter display case

What are Beatrix Potter 50p coins worth?

The 2016 Silver Proof Limited Edition for Peter Rabbit is now selling for around £725 according to completed eBay UK sold listings. The original price was just £55 plus P&P.

The release of this coin reportedly crashed The Royal Mint website as people scrambled to secure one of the only 15,000 coins released.

Peter Rabbit 50p Silver Proof Coin 2017

Peter Rabbit 2017 50p Silver Proof Coin
Peter Rabbit 2017 50p Silver Proof Coin

Struck from Sterling Silver to a Proof finish, a limited edition of just 40,000 coins minted makes this coin rare.

Peter Rabbit 2017 50p Silver Proof Coin Specifications

  
Denomination50p
Maximum Coin Mintage40,000
Alloy.925 Sterling Silver
Weight8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
Reverse DesignerEmma Noble
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
QualityProof
Add this coin to your coin collection.

Peter Rabbit 50p Silver Proof Coin 2016

Peter Rabbit 2016 50p Silver Proof

Struck from Sterling Silver to a Proof finish, a limited edition of only 15,000 coins minted makes this coin very rare with less than half the mintage figure of the 2017 version.

Peter Rabbit 2016 50p Silver Proof Coin Specifications

  
Denomination50p
Maximum Coin Mintage15,000
Alloy.925 Sterling Silver
Weight8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
Reverse DesignerEmma Noble
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
QualityProof
Add this coin to your coin collection.

If you are on a coin hunt to collect all the Beatrix Potter coins from your pocket change then buy a Beatrix Potter 50p Coin Collector Album (contains no coins) for a fun way to display them.

If you have been looking for these attractive looking coins, no doubt you have seen eBay Sellers selling these coins from new bags from the Post Office. Some people may not realise some of these coins are still being sold directly from The Royal Mint.

The Royal Mint eBay Shop looks like the Peter Rabbit 50p is missing but we found that their shop set-up has it mis-listed on another page. Click our Peter Rabbit 50p coin link to find it.

The most noteworthy of the coins is Peter Rabbit. This popular 50 pence coin which is selling out fast so get one now – as a result, 76 coins have been sold while we are writing this!

First of all, if you wonder what BU means, it stands for Brilliant Uncirculated. A BU coin means it has never been in general circulation and consequently should be in mint condition.

Finally, make sure not to pay too much for a coin out of a bag of 20 others. You can still get a single coin in an official presentation pack from The Royal Mint below.

Choose from a list of what you need for your collection

  • 50p Peter Rabbit
  • 50p Mrs Tiggy Winkle
  • 50p Jemima Puddle-Duck
  • 50p 150th Anniversary
  • 50p Squirrel Nutkin
  • Full set 5 Coins (no album)
  • 5 Coins with Album 

Buy Beatrix Potter Coin Set Now!


Beatrix Potter 50p Coins

In conclusion, you can still buy Beatrix Potter coins direct from The Royal Mint in the links below, while stocks last:

If you are a real fan of everything Beatrix Potter, why not join The Beatrix Potter Society

Beatrix Potter Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialbeatrixpotter/

Peter Rabbit Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/officialpeterrabbit/

Beatrix Potter Official Twitter account: https://twitter.com/BeatrixPotter

Peter Rabbit Official Website: http://www.peterrabbit.co.uk

Frederick Warne & Co. is the owner of all rights, copyrights and trademarks in the Beatrix Potter character names and illustrations.

© Frederick Warne & Co., 2016