Winnie the Pooh 50p Coin Series
Winnie the Pooh 50p coins are coming!
The Royal Mint has announced the upcoming release of a new 50 pence coin series featuring characters from the all-time classic children’s stories of Winnie the Pooh by the British Author, A.A. Milne.
The first 50p coin will feature the character of the world famous Winnie the Pooh bear, to be later followed by a Christopher Robin 50p, and a Piglet 50p. See below for more information on the design of the coins.
The Winnie the Pooh story was originally published in 1926 and is a heart-warming story about the adventures of Christopher Robin’s honey-loving teddy bear and his friends Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanger, and Rabbit.
Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear and Pooh, is a fictional teddy bear.
Winnie the Pooh 50p Coin Types
- gold coins
- silver coins
- cupro-nickel coins
Design of the Coins
The Royal Proclamation, filed on the 24th July, 2020 states that the coins will be disgned as follows:
- obverse impression: Queen’s Effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE ·” and the date of the year
- a depiction of Winnie the Pooh accompanied by the inscription “WINNIE THE POOH”
- a depiction of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh accompanied by the inscription “CHRISTOPHER ROBIN”
- a depiction of Piglet accompanied by the inscription “PIGLET”
- The coins shall have a plain edge
History of Winnie The Pooh Stories
The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included a poem about the bear in the children’s verse book When We Were Very Young (1924) and many more in Now We Are Six (1927). All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard.
The Pooh stories have been translated into many languages, including Alexander Lenard’s Latin translation, Winnie ille Pu, which was first published in 1958, and, in 1960, became the only Latin book ever to have been featured on The New York Times Best Seller list.
In 1961, Walt Disney Productions licensed certain film and other rights of Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories from the estate of A. A. Milne and the licensing agent Stephen Slesinger.Inc. and adapted the Pooh stories, using the unhyphenated name “Winnie the Pooh”, into a series of features that would eventually become one of its most successful franchises.