2017 Benjamin Bunny 50p
The Benjamin Bunny 50p is the fourth and final Beatrix Potter fifty pence to be released in the 2017 set celebrating Beatrix Potter and Her Little Tales.
This is the first time Benjamin Bunny has featured on an official United Kingdom coin.
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The Royal Mint released the circulated and BUNC coins as plain base metal. Only the Silver Proof has a colour printed decal.
We have noticed some eBay sellers are selling circulated or BUNC coins with after-market decals applied, so they may look like the silver coin when in fact they are not. Please read eBay coin listing very carefully and ask the Seller questions directly to be sure of what you are buying.
How many Benjamin Bunny coins are there?
With twenty five million coins put into UK circulation, Benjamin Bunny is a very common coin to find in your pocket change or for sale on eBay.
Benjamin Bunny 50p Coin Sales
|2017 BENJAMIN BUNNY UK 50P||SALES|
|BENJAMIN BUNNY™ 2017 UK 50P BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN||158,022|
|BENJAMIN BUNNY™ 2017 UK 50P SILVER PROOF COIN||29,321|
|BENJAMIN BUNNY™ 2017 UK 50P SILVER COIN FOR RETAIL/TRADE||4,893|
|BENJAMIN BUNNY™ 2017 UK 50P SILVER PROOF COIN AND BOOK GIFT SET||1,607|
Check our Beatrix Potter coins page for full details on the mintage figures for each of the other coins in circulation.
How much is a Benjamin Bunny 50p worth?
Check our coin prices page for an estimate of the value of Benjamin Bunny coins.
Benjamin Bunny 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coins
Benjamin Bunny was released in a Brilliant Uncirculated (BUNC) coin pack by The Royal Mint. This was original sold for £10 plus P&P.
- Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard – a finer finish than circulating coins
- Presented in a fold-out case including quotes from Beatrix’s original tales
- Endorsed by Frederick Warne & Co (a Penguin Random House company)
- PRODUCT CODE: UK17BBBU
|REVERSE DESIGNER||Emma Noble|
|OBVERSE DESIGNER||Jody Clark|
Benjamin Bunny 50p Silver Proof Coins
Limited Edition Presentation 30,000 coins
- Struck in 925 sterling silver and finished to Proof standard
- Enhanced by colour printing
- PRODUCT CODE: UK17BBSP
|ALLOY||.925 Sterling Silver|
Benjamin Bunny 50p – Post Office Edition
Silver Proof versions of the Benjamin Bunny 50p where also sold by The Post Office and other stores, in a black box edition.
Benjamin Bunny 50p Coin & Book Gift Set
- Coin & Book Gift Set includes:
- The first and only official United Kingdom coin to feature Benjamin Bunny™
- Struck in sterling silver and finished to Proof standard
- Enhanced by colour printing
- An exclusive book cover designed for the set
- Maximum Coin Mintage 40,000 Silver Proof Coins
- PRODUCT CODE: UK17BBGS
Who is Benjamin Bunny?
Benjamin Bunny is the cousin of Peter Rabbit.
His story is the fourth of the little tales and a sequel to ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. The story sees Benjamin join forces with his cousin Peter to venture into Mr. McGregor’s garden and retrieve the clothes Peter lost in his first adventure. The intrepid rabbits escape a near miss with the farm cat and receive a firm lesson from Mr. Benjamin Bouncer for their trouble.
What’s the name of Benjamin Bunny’s hat?
It’s called a Tam O’Shanter!
A tam o’ shanter (in the British military often abbreviated to ToS), or ‘tammie’ is a name given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men. The name derives from Tam o’ Shanter, the eponymous hero of the 1790 Robert Burns poem. Source: Wikipedia