From what we know so far, The Gruffalo 50p coin is expected to be released by The Royal Mint in 2019!
If it follows other recent collectible 50p coin releases, such as The Snowman 50p, it will be available as:
- The Gruffalo 50p
- The Gruffalo 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
- The Gruffalo 50p Silver Proof Coin
- The Gruffalo 50p Gold Proof Coin
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.
The Royal Mint is expected to release new Gruffalo coins in 2019 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the book release back in 1999.
These Commemorative Coins are most likely to be a 50 pence, following The Snowman and Beatrix Potter coin collections with options of Brilliant Uncirculated (Cupro-Nickel), Silver proof and Gold Proof.
It has not yet been announced if these coins will be issued for general coin circulation or not.
Characters from The Gruffalo book includes:
- The Gruffalo
So we may even see a coin for each character, as we did with the Beatrix Potter 50p coin series.
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