‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ was the first of Beatrix Potter’s 23 little tales. This story of four little rabbits named Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter has since captured the imaginations of millions of children around the world, with Peter becoming the emblem of Beatrix Potter’s work. Generation after generation have enjoyed reading about the blue-coated bunny and his antics in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. Now the mischievous character has been captured on a 50p coin, the first official United Kingdom coin to feature this family favourite and the second in the series celebrating the wonderful world of Miss Potter.
Royal Mint designer, Emma Noble, has put Peter at the very heart of the coin, instantly recognisable, with every whisker captured in fine detail by the coin’s Brilliant Uncirculated finish. Presented in packaging inspired by the illustrations created by Beatrix herself, this coin will stand alongside the rest of the series.
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