The Tailor of Gloucester 50p
Unlike some of Beatrix Potter’s other stories, ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ was based on a real story. However, Beatrix’s version brought it into her world of helpful animals that can sew and talk. In the tale, the Tailor of Gloucester becomes ill and seems to be unable to finish making a commissioned waistcoat. But because he had helped some mice escape from his cat Simpkins, the mice take it upon themselves to help the tailor, producing a waistcoat that eventually makes him a fortune. One of those helpful mice is featured on the coin, designed by Emma Noble, and accentuated in Brilliant Uncirculated standard finish. The little bespectacled creature is sitting on a reel of ‘twist’, reading a newspaper.
The Tailor of Gloucester Coin
The coin is the third to be released in 2018’s collection of Beatrix Potter 50p coins. Since 2016 for her 150th birthday, the Royal Mint has been issuing these coins in celebration of Beatrix’s achievements. A fold-out case holds the coin, sharing more details, facts, and illustrations from Beatrix’s wonderful story.
|Reverse Designer||Emma Noble|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|