Introducing the 2017 Peter Rabbit 50p Coin
‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ was Beatrix Potter’s first ‘small book for small hands.’ The story introduced Peter Rabbit, a mischievous bunny, and turned him into a beloved staple in bedtime routines around the world. For over a century, this little rabbit with the blue coat has enchanted generations with his story of adventure and escape from Mr McGregor’s garden. The Royal Mint first released a five 50p coin collection to commemorate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday in 2016. Due to its great popularity, a new collection in 2017 was announced. Even though this 50p coin is the second to feature Peter Rabbit, it is the first to spotlight this particular image – the same one used on the cover of the first edition.
2017 Peter Rabbit 50p Coin
Proudly present this coin in its fold-out case, adding charming details and illustrations from Peter’s story with the coin. With Peter’s fluffy tail, Emma Noble captures Beatrix’s whimsy and style in this special coin design. Because of its Brilliant Uncirculated standard finish, the fine details of Peter’s fur and folds in his coat are remarkably rendered.
(Caption: Illustration of Peter Rabbit from The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
How Much is a 2017 Peter Rabbit 50p Worth?
Since the mintage value of the Brilliant Uncirculated version of the 2017 Peter Rabbit 50p has not been released by the Royal Mint, we can’t give you an estimate of how rare this 50p is. But, as of 2019, eBay’s sellers have sold a circulation version for £1,750!
Other Versions of the Peter Rabbit Coins
There is also the base metal general circulation of the coin, with a mintage of 19.9 million. For coin collectors, there is also the Silver Proof version (mintage of 40,000) and Gold Proof version (mintage of 450).
Since 2016, the Royal Mint has released a Peter Rabbit coin each year. They feature Beatrix Potter’s varied illustrations of the much-loved rabbit. The 2016 Peter Rabbit 50p showed him from the waist up, wearing his coat. The 2018 Peter Rabbit 50 pence has Peter nibbling on some radishes while the 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p has him holding his handkerchief, looking at the coin owner.
Other Beatrix Potter Coins
As mentioned earlier, the 2017 Beatrix Potter coins are the second collection to be released by the Royal Mint to celebrate Beatrix Potter. In total there are 13 fifty pence coins from 2016 to 2019 that cover many of her fan’s favourite characters. In the 2017 collection the other 3 coins are Benjamin Button 50p, Tom Kitten 50p, and Mr Jeremy Fisher 50p.
|Reverse Designer||Emma Noble|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|