Introducing the Tom Kitten 50p Coin
In Beatrix Potter’s eleventh tale, ‘The Tale of Tom Kitten,’ Tom Kitten and his two sisters get into trouble with their mother when they return to the house completely dirty. To make things even worse, the passing Puddle-Ducks had taken the kittens’ fine clothes, eventually losing them in a pond. This delightful story has been captivating readers for a little over 100 years. The Royal Mint has been celebrating Beatrix’s characters such as Tom Kitten since 2016, releasing coins that feature characters from her loved stories. Tom Kitten is a part of the series for 2017, his coin showing the scene where he was forced into clothing that’s much too small.
2017 Tom Kitten 50p Coin
Based on Beatrix’s original illustrations, Emma Noble’s design adds wonderful texture and detail. The Brilliant Uncirculated finish adds intensity to the fine features of Tom’s fur and creases in his little jacket. The included fold-out case also shares her illustrations and interesting details and excerpts from Tom’s story.
(Caption: Beatrix Potter’s Illustration of Tom Kitten, Moppet and Mittens with the Puddle-ducks)
How Much is a Tom Kitten 50p Worth?
The Royal Mint has not released the mintage of the BU version of the Tom Kitten 50p, so its difficult to say for certain how rare this Beatrix Potter coin is. However, on eBay, as of 2019, the highest price sold for an Tom Kitten BU 50p was £50.
Other Versions of the Tom Kitten Coins
There is a base metal version of the Tom Kitten 50 pence, meant for general circulation, with a mintage value of 9.5 million. There is also a Silver Proof version with colour printing of the coin, a mintage of 40,000.
Other Beatrix Potter Coins
Beatrix Potter 50p coins have been so popular since the Royal Mint’s first release in 2016 that there are currently 13 other coins in the entire Beatrix Potter collection. The other three coins in the 2017 50p collection are the Benjamin Button 50p, Mr Jeremy Fisher 50p, and the 2017 Peter Rabbit 50p.
|Reverse Designer||Emma Noble|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|