Benjamin Bunny 50p
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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.

Benjamin Bunny 50p eBay

Buy the Benjamin Bunny 50p coin on eBay

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 Circulated
Benjamin Bunny 50p Circulated

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.

Benjamin Bunny 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Benjamin Bunny 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
  • 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
DENOMINATION 50p
ALLOY Cupro-nickel
WEIGHT 8.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Emma Noble
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2017

Benjamin Bunny 50p Silver Proof Coins

Limited Edition Presentation 30,000 coins

Benjamin Bunny Silver Proof Coins
Benjamin Bunny Silver Proof Coins
  • Struck in 925 sterling silver and finished to Proof standard
  • Enhanced by colour printing
  • PRODUCT CODE: UK17BBSP
ALLOY .925 Sterling Silver
WEIGHT 8.00g
DIAMETER 27.30mm

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 - Post Office Edition
Benjamin Bunny 50p – Post Office Edition

Benjamin Bunny 50p Coin & Book Gift Set

Benjamin Bunny 50p Coin & Book Gift Set
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

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