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Royal Mint unveils collectable Winnie-the-Pooh 50p coin

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The latest limited edition 50p from the Royal Mint. Photo: Royal Mint
The latest limited edition 50p from the Royal Mint. Photo: Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has unveiled a new collectable 50p coin, featuring children's book icon Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. 

The latest design features Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo.

The design of the coin is inspired by the original illustrations by EH Shepard taken from the pages of AA Milne’s classic tales, first published in 1926 and is the fourth of nine designs to be revealed. 

The Mint released the first three designs in the Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends collection last year, featuring Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet. Designer Daniel Thorne is behind the collection. 

The Mint said a bee motif will feature on each design.

Tigger 2021 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated (standard) reverse
The Tigger 50p coin. All coins in the collection will feature a bee motif. Photo: The Royal Mint

It is available to buy from the Mint in gold, silver, brilliant uncirculated and special-edition colour versions, with prices ranging from £10 ($13.75) to £1,065.

“Using inspiration from the original decorations of EH Shepard has been a fantastic experience but one that has also tested me as a designer," said Thorne.

"With each design, so much care and attention has been given to remastering the iconic decorations for the canvas of a coin while staying true to the texts people know and love."

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“Winnie-the-Pooh is a treasured children’s classic which, much like the popular hobby of coin collecting, has been passed down through generations," said Clare Maclennan, the Royal Mint’s divisional director of commemorative coin. 

Another coin from the collection. Photo: Royal Mint
A 50p coin featuring the character Owl is part of the collection. Photo: Royal Mint

"As we celebrate 95 years of Winnie-the-Pooh, the latest design featuring Pooh and friends is a fitting tribute to the much-loved adventures.

“Fans of Winnie-the-Pooh can enjoy the coins individually, or as part of the nine-coin collection released over three years. We are buzzing with excitement to bring these wonderful characters and memories to life on a collectable 50p coin series.”

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