Introducing the The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Coin
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.
2018 The Tailor of Gloucester 50p 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.
(Caption: Cover of the First Edition of the Tailor of Gloucester)
How Much is a The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Worth?
Since the Royal Mint has not released the mintage figures for the BU version, we can’t share a value of The Tailor of Gloucester 50p. However, eBay’s highest price sold, as of 2019, was £15.95. The coin was in mint condition in its sealed commemorative presentation pack.
Other Versions of the The Tailor of Gloucester Coins
Alongside the BU version, there is a general commemorative circulation version and a Silver Proof version with colour printing. There have been 40,000 Silver Proof coins released.
Other Beatrix Potter Coins
Since the first Beatrix Potter 50p series in 2016, the Royal Mint has been releasing commemorative Beatrix Potter coins. There are currently 14 coins, which you learn more about in our Beatrix Potter 50p guide. But just in the 2018 collection you can find fan favourites like Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse, and a new design of Peter Rabbit.
|Reverse Designer||Emma Noble|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|