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  • The Royal Mint celebrates Winnie the Pooh and friends on official UK coin inspired by Disney, marking the 95th anniversary of the original stories in the Hundred Acre Wood
  • The latest collectable 50p features a group shot of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo, with a design inspired by the original decorations of E.H. Shepard
  • Part of a nine-coin Winnie the Pooh collectors’ series, the 2021 range will also include Owl and Tigger, released later this year at The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint, inspired by Disney, has today unveiled the next coin in their Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection. The latest collectable 50p coin features a group shot of the loveable characters, celebrating 95 years since the beloved bear first began his adventures. 

Created by the Original Maker of UK coins, the commemorative design features Winnie the Pooh and his trusted friends; Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo on a 50p piece. Last year, The Royal Mint released the first three designs, featuring Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet.

The design of the coin is inspired by the original decorations of E.H. Shepard taken from the pages of A.A. Milne’s classic tales, first published in 1926.

Available in gold, silver and brilliant uncirculated, and special-edition colour, the range combines The Royal Mint’s 1,100-year-old minting traditions with innovative colour printing technology.

The Royal Mint’s designer Daniel Thorne is the maker behind the nine-coin Winnie the Pooh series, which, in 2021, will also see ‘wise’ Owl and ‘wonderful’ Tigger brought to life on official UK coin.  

Throughout the series, Thorne stayed true to the iconic E.H. Shepard decorations, while also adding his own special twist, with a bee motif which features on each design in the series.

Clare Maclennan, The Royal Mint’s Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin, said: “Winnie-the-Pooh is a treasured children’s classic which, much like the popular hobby of coin collecting, has been passed down through generations. As we celebrate 95 years of Winnie the Pooh, the latest design featuring Pooh and friends is a fitting tribute to the much-loved adventures.

She added: “Fans of Winnie the Pooh can enjoy the coins individually, or as part of the nine-coin collection released over three years. We are buzzing with excitement to bring these wonderful characters and memories to life on a collectable 50p coin series.”

Daniel Thorne, The Royal Mint’s product designer for the Winnie the Pooh coins, said:

“Using inspiration from the original decorations of E.H. Shepard has been a fantastic experience but one that has also tested me as a designer. With each design, so much care and attention has been given to remastering the iconic decorations for the canvas of a coin while staying true to the texts people know and love.

“I also wanted to add something extra special for collectors, with the bee motif. Inspired by the original decorations the buzzy bee from the storybooks features on each of the nine coins in the collection. I hope collectors can appreciate the beauty in each design in the range and enjoy the special colour editions.” 

The 2021 collection is exciting news for collectors of the 2020 range which already sees Winnie the Pooh and his favourite honey, Christopher Robin and Piglet respectively on the canvas of a 50p piece.  Find out more about the collection at The Royal Mint

 

Coin title

Winnie the Pooh & Friends 2021 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Winnie the Pooh & Friends 2021 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin

(Coloured)

Winnie the Pooh & Friends 2021 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated (Coloured)

Winnie the Pooh & Friends 2021 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated                    

Denomination

50p

50p

50p

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au – Red

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Cupro-Nickel

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

15.50g

8.00g

8.00g

8.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Quality

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Brilliant Uncirculated

Maximum Coni Mintage

630

 

19,095

45,000

Unlimited

RRP

£1,065.00

£67.50

£20.00

£10.00

 

Coin title

Owl 2021 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin              

Owl 2021 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin                            

Owl 2021 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated (Coloured)

Owl 2021 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated                    

Denomination

50p

50p

50p

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au – Red

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Cupro-Nickel

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

15.50g

8.00g

8.00g

8.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Quality

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Brilliant Uncirculated

Maximum Coni Mintage

535

 

18000

45000

Unlimited

RRP

£1,065.00

£67.50

£20.00

£10.00

 

Coin title

Tigger 2021 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Tigger 2021 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin

Tigger 2021 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated (Coloured)

Tigger 2021 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated                    

Denomination

50p

50p

50p

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au – Red

925 Ag Sterling Silver

Cupro-Nickel

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

15.50g

8.00g

8.00g

8.00g

Diameter

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

27.30mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Quality

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Brilliant Uncirculated

Maximum Coni Mintage

535

 

18000

45000

Unlimited

RRP

£1,065.00

£67.50

£20.00

£10.00

 

Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p

Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p

The first of three new coins for 2021 joins the popular collection, featuring the gang gathered together for the festivities in one of E.H. Shepard’s charming illustrations.

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