Celebrate 60 Years of Paddington Bear™

In 2018 The Royal Mint continues a long tradition of honouring the nation’s best-loved figures with two official UK coins celebrating the 60th anniversary of Michael Bond’s first book, A Bear Called Paddington™. With his own links to royalty, it’s very fitting that Paddington should appear on the reverse of a coin featuring none other than Her Majesty The Queen herself!

We’ve captured the bear from Darkest Peru on a London adventure, waving his Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace. From his signature duffle coat to the windows of the Palace, every detail is struck in 22 carat gold and finished to the finest Proof standard. Presented in a wooden case for safekeeping, this gold coin is an attractive and lasting keepsake for new and existing fans of Paddington.


Paddington™ at Buckingham Palace 2018 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 1250
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.500g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer David Knapton
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Gold
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