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Four new Beatrix Potter 50p coins revealed - with Peter Rabbit out now

Four new furry friends have been released by the Royal Mint (Royal Mint)

Four new Beatrix Potter coins been unveiled by the Royal Mint to mark its continuing celebration of the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth.

Designs featuring Peter Rabbit munching carrots, Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a mouse from “The Tailor of Gloucester” were unveiled today.

The latest Peter Rabbit 50p coin is available to buy from today through the Royal Mint website, with the others to follow in coming months.

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Peter Rabbit eats a carrot on the new 50p design (Royal Mint)

Demand is sure to be high: the last time one of the very collectable coins was released, the site crashed as fans overwhelmed it.

Anne Jessopp, from The Royal Mint said: “The Beatrix Potter range has grown in popularity since Peter Rabbit was first introduced on to UK coins in 2016.

“This year we are delighted to present another group of Beatrix’s characters, giving them a new lease of life on our specially-designed coloured commemorative coins.”

Flopsy Bunny will be available from March (Royal Mint)

Peter Rabbit coins cost £60 for a limited edition silver proof coloured coin, while the brilliant uncirculated silver cost £10 each.

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Peter is shows in his distinctive blue jacket, scoffing one carrot while holding another.

A mouse from the Tailor of Gloucester is out in April

Flopsy Bunny, showing off her bright red cape, will be available from March, while the cute mouse reading a newspaper from the Tailor of Gloucester will be released in April.

Mrs Tittlemouse, scurrying along carrying a wicker basket, will be the last to be available, in May.

The Mint says a small number of each design will be pumped out into general circulation later in the year, although none will feature colour.

The busy Mrs Tittlemouse completes the furry foursome (Royal Mint)

Some of the Royal Mint’s Peter Rabbit coloured coins from 2016 were sold for up to £720 on eBay.

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A new Peter Rabbit coin released in April last year was a huge success as people rushed to add to their collection featuring earlier releases of coins with Potter favourites Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin and another Peter Rabbit design on them.

The Beatrix Potter coins were created by designer Emma Noble who has previously worked on pieces commemorating the Diamond Jubilee and Remembrance Sunday.