150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter 2016 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin
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150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter 2016 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

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  • The first official United Kingdom coin to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s life
  • Endorsed by Frederick Warne & Co (a Penguin Random House company)
  • Presented in a wooden case
  • Comes with a booklet on the life of this talented British author and illustrator
Product code: UK16BPGP


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The wonderful world of Miss Potter

A gold coin for the inspiring woman behind the stories

While she may have created some of the most charming and famous characters in children’s literature, Beatrix Potter worked not only in writing and illustrating, but also in publishing, science and conservation, a woman decades ahead of her time. Now, 150 years after her birth, The Royal Mint launches a series of 50p coins featuring Beatrix and some of her best-loved characters, with the first coin celebrating the pioneering woman herself.

The first coin in the series designed by experienced Royal Mint engraver, Emma Noble , captures the spirit of the multi-talented Beatrix Potter, with an inscription echoing the font we are so familiar with from her books. She has included elements celebrating Beatrix as the artist behind some of the most memorable characters in children’s literature. This 22 carat gold coin has been finished to Proof standard, and is presented in a wooden case with a booklet on Beatrix’s life, her talents and her legacy, and a certificate confirming this is one of only 750 coins to be struck.


Beatrix Potter Gold Proof Coin

Denomination 50p
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.50g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Emma Noble
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof

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150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter 2016 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Rated 5 out of 5
06 September 2017

Wow.. what a very nice coin to have. Great detail, very nicely made. Shines like a star. Well done for an excellent product and great delivery.

Gold Peter

Rated 5 out of 5
16 August 2017

As a newcomer to coin collecting in 2016 I probably purchased some coins that I shouldn't have bought and missed out on others that I now wish I should have bought. My silver proof coin collection is coming along nicely but I don't have the kind of money to afford a collection of gold proof coins. I did want to own one though. After careful consideration I decided to buy this delightful Beatrix Potter coin which is now pride of place in my collection. Albeit it costs more to buy it now than when it was first on sale last year. I'm now the proud owner of a golden Peter Rabbit who skips happily along underneath his creator. With only 750 in existence, this is what I would call a rare coin.

Beatrix Potter Gold proof 50 Pence

Rated 5 out of 5
01 July 2016

A stunning coin with a perfect shiny finishing.

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