Beatrix Potter Coins of the Royal Mint

Beatrix Potter Coins of the Royal Mint

Beatrix Potter Coins First Three Years

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom is currently making a coin series of Beatrix Potter coins.  These coins feature Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter characters.  Each year, starting in 2016, the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, the Royal Mint has produced Peter Rabbit 50-pence coins. Each year Peter Rabbit is shown in a different pose.


In addition to the Peter Rabbit coins, three other characters from Beatrix Potter’s books are given their own coin, and these change annually.


The Beatrix Potter Coins Details

About the Beatrix Potter Coins

The Beatrix Potter characters are vividly displayed in color on the proof silver fifty-pence coins.  The mint accepts reservations for the coin sets only, individual coins cannot be reserved.  There is a limit of three sets per household.


While the coins cannot be reserved individually, they are sold individually, as well as in the sets of four coins each.


The coins are small, each containing only eight grams of metal.  The metallic content is Sterling silver, which is silver with a purity of 0.925.  Mintage of each coin is limited to forty-five thousand pieces.  The coins are minted on a seven-sided coin planchets.


The obverse of each of these coins contains the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Beatrix Potter Proof Coins by The Royal Mint




Uncirculated Beatrix Potter Coins

The Affordable Option

There is a brilliant uncirculated version of each of the Beatrix Potter coins.  The brilliant uncirculated coins are mounted in a foldout mint booklet.  These coins are in copper-nickel, and hence have a much lower cost.  No mintage limit is specified for the base metal version of the coin.  These coins also are on seven-sided planchets.  As with the proof coins, the obverse of the base metal brilliant uncirculated coins contain the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Peter Rabbit 1028 Coin by the Royal Mint



The 2018 Beatrix Potter Coins

The Characters for 2018

The Beatrix Potter characters for 2018 include the 2018 appearance of Peter Rabbit and the three Beatrix Potter characters of the Tailor of Gloucester,  Flopsy Bunny, and Mrs. Tittlemouse.


The 2017 Beatrix Potter Coins

The Characters of 2017

In addition to the 2017 Peter Rabbit coin the other Beatrix Potter characters used are Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten, and Benjamin Bunny.


The 2016 Beatrix Potter Coins

The Characters for 2016

In addition to Peter Rabbit the other three characters for the 2016 coins are Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.  The Peter Rabbit silver proof coin has already gone to an extremely high value.


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