Gruffalo 50p

The Gruffalo 50p

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A new Gruffalo 50p coin was released on Tuesday 19th February 2019 by The Royal Mint to celebrate 20 years since the publication of the book – The Gruffalo®

The coin has been issued as a Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Gold Proof limited editions.

This is the first Gruffalo 50p released, a second Gruffalo 50 pence coin featuring The Gruffalo and Mouse was released in October 2019.

Is the Gruffalo 50p in circulation?

The Gruffalo coin is a commemorative only coin. These will not be entering general circulation.

The Gruffalo 50p coin, where to buy one?

The Gruffalo coins are not being released into general circulation, so the only way to get your hands on one is as a collectable coin direct from The Royal Mint Coin Shop or on resale on sites such as eBay.

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The Gruffalo and The Mouse 50p Royal Mint Silver Proof Fifty Pence Coin

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How many 2019 Gruffalo 50p coins were made?

These are the mintage figures for the first edition coin. See also the Gruffalo and Mouse coin.

CoinMintage Figures
Brilliant UncirculatedUnlimited
Silver Proof –
Limited Edition Presentation (LEP)
25,000
Silver Proof –
Maximum Coin Mintage (MCM)
30,000
Silver Proof – Gift Set –
Limited Edition Presentation (LEP)
1,000
Gold Proof –
Limited Edition Presentation (LEP)
600
Gold Proof –
Maximum Coin Mintage (MCM)
600

2019 Gruffalo 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

gruffalo 50p 2019 bunc coin
Gruffalo 50p 2019 BUNC Coin
  • Cased in a wallet, which opens out to reveal illustrations from the book
  • Information about Julia Donaldson (author) and Axel Scheffler (illustrator).
  • The first commemorative UK coin to feature the Gruffalo
  • Don’t miss the chance to own this coin – you won’t find it in your change
  • Presented in bright, fun fold-out packaging that recalls the story’s original illustrations
  • Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, highlighting every tusk and whisker
  • A fully licensed Magic Light Pictures Ltd product
  • A must-have for Gruffalo fans

Brilliant Uncirculated coin specification

Denomination50p
Maximum Coin MintageUnlimited
AlloyCupro-nickel
Weight8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
Reverse DesignerMagic Light Pictures
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
QualityBrilliant Uncirculated
Year2019
Issued19th February 2019
Product CodeUK19TGBU
Price (on day of release)£10.00

Gruffalo 50p Silver Proof coin

the gruffalo 50p silver proof

 

The Silver Proof 50 pence coin is SOLD OUT at the Royal Mint.

  • Just 25,000 silver Proof coins are available
  • The first commemorative UK coin to feature the Gruffalo
  • This is the only way to own this coin – you won’t find it in your change
  • Bright colour printing reflects the original story’s bold illustrations
  • Presented in a beautifully printed acrylic case that places the Gruffalo right in the woods
  • Household limit – 2 coins per household
  • A fully licensed Magic Light Pictures Ltd product
  • Cased within an acrylic block, just like existing ranges of Beatrix Potter and Paddington
  • This block displays a colourful forest scene, which also features another key character from the story – Mouse.
The Gruffalo Silver Proof acrylic
The Gruffalo Silver Proof acrylic

Silver Proof coin specification

Denomination50p
Limited Edition Presentation (LEP)25,000
Maximum Coin Mintage (MCM)30,000
Alloy.925 Sterling Silver
Weight8.00 g
Diameter27.30mm
Reverse DesignerMagic Light Pictures
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
QualityProof
Year2019
Pure Metal TypeSilver
Product CodeUK19TGSP
Price (on day of release)£65

What are the Gruffalo LEP and MCM amounts and what is the difference?

Limited Edition Presentation (LEP) refers to the number of coins presented in our Gruffalo 20th Anniversary packaging, whereas the Maximum Coin Mintage (MCM) is the total number of coins struck. The Gruffalo LEP is 25,000 and the MCM is 30,000, meaning there is an allocation of 5,000 coins available for alternative presentations.

There are no such things as monsters!

We normally tell children that there are no such things as monsters but families have embraced one special creature for 20 years.

The Gruffalo is the magical story about a quick-witted mouse and an unusual beast that has delighted children for two decades. In 2009 it was voted the United Kingdom’s favourite bedtime story.

Now one of the world’s best-loved monsters appears on official United Kingdom commemorative coins for the first time. There are just 25,000 silver Proof coins available in this Limited Edition Presentation. Each coin features bright colour printing and is set in a printed acrylic case, recalling the original story’s charming illustrations.

The Gruffalo 2019 Gift Set

The Gruffalo 2019 Gift Set
The Gruffalo 2019 Gift Set

Limited Edition 1,000

  • Exclusively available from The Royal Mint
  • The perfect gift for Gruffalo fans, old and new
  • The silver 50p coin – features bright colour printing
  • The coin, featuring the first design celebrating The Gruffalo, is presented in an acrylic block decorated with beautiful illustrations
  • The set also includes a special hardback edition of The Gruffalo with a beautiful foiled cover
  • A fully licensed Magic Light Pictures Ltd product
  • Just 1,000 sets available
  • Product Code: UK19TGGS
  • Price on day of issue: £85

Gruffalo 50p Gold Proof coin

the gruffalo 50p gold proof

The Gold Proof 50 pence coin is SOLD OUT at the Royal Mint.

  • An extremely limited mintage of just 600 coins
  • The first commemorative UK coin to feature the Gruffalo
  • A true collector’s piece to cherish for generations
  • Presented in a wooden case with a booklet on the modern classic
  • The iconic Gruffalo is brought to life in 22-carat gold and finished to Proof standard
  • A fully licensed Magic Light Pictures Ltd product
  • Cased in a beautiful walnut case, within a carton showcasing The Gruffalo
  • This product also features a booklet, taking the reader through the story of The Gruffalo
2019 Gold Proof coin obverse by Jody Clark
2019 Gold Proof coin obverse by Jody Clark
the-gruffalo-50p-gold-proof-coin-in-case
the-gruffalo-50p-gold-proof-coin-in-case

Gold Proof coin specification

Denomination50p
Maximum Coin Mintage600
Alloy22 Carat Gold
Weight15.50g
Diameter27.30mm
Reverse DesignerMagic Light Pictures
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
QualityProof
Year2019
Pure Metal TypeGold
Product CodeUK19TGGP
Price (on day of release)£795

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The Royal Mint Gruffalo coins celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the book release in 1999.

The coin WILL NOT be released for general UK circulation so is for coin collectors only, following similar coin releases from The Royal Mint such as the 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p and The Snowman 50p.

Please check the Royal Mint website for availability, before paying inflated prices on eBay. The BU coin is likely unlimited mintage so you should not have any trouble purchasing one directly.

The Gruffalo is a children’s book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in a European forest.

Characters from The Gruffalo book include:

  • The Gruffalo
  • Mouse
  • Fox
  • Owl
  • Snake

So we may even see a coin for each character, as we did with the Beatrix Potter 50p coin series.

Gruffalo’s Child Video

Does the coin feature the Artist’s initials?

No – The design is an original illustration by Axel Scheffler, and this coin is credited to Magic Light Pictures.

Gruffalo Colouring Book

Gruffalo Colouring Book
Gruffalo Colouring Book

Colour this coin, visit the Royal Mint Gruffalo colouring book pages with the free download so that you can print them out and colour them.

Gruffalo Author: Julia Donaldson
Gruffalo Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Gruffalo Publisher: Macmillan
 
Gruffalo and it’s characters are Copyright Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.