Four new designs added to popular series of Beatrix Potter coins.
Penguin Ventures and The Royal Mint have confirmed four new designs will be added to the popular Beatrix Potter collection for 2018.
The Brilliant Uncirculated or coloured Silver Proof 50p coins will be released over the course of 2018 to supplement the 2016 and 2017 collection that celebrated the author’s 150th anniversary in 2016.
Peter Rabbit will be the first of the four furry characters available, followed by Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a helpful mouse from The Tailor of Gloucester.
The 2018 collection has been developed following a deal brokered by Silvergate Media, the global licensing agent for Peter Rabbit on behalf of Penguin Ventures.
Alongside the special edition coloured coins, the four designs will be hopping into the UK publics’ pockets and purses later this year as plain-metal circulating versions.
Anne Jessopp, acting ceo at The Royal Mint, commented: “The Beatrix Potter range has grown in popularity since Peter Rabbit was first introduced onto UK coins in 2016.
“Since then, Peter Rabbit has been joined by a number of furry friends throughout the years. This year we are delighted to present another group of Beatrix’s characters, giving them a new lease of life on our specially-designed coloured commemorative coins.”
Thomas Merrington, creative director at Penguin Ventures, added: “We are thrilled to be working on the third release of Beatrix Potter coins with The Royal Mint.
“The incredible popularity of the series has taken us all by surprise and we are delighted to add more beloved characters to this wonderful collection.”