A piece of childhood magic captured on a gold coin

Some stories capture the imagination of a generation and become a modern classic, treasured by families as a reminder of childhood. The Gruffalo is one such story, an icon of children’s literature with its fun illustrations and clever rhymes. We began a celebration of 20 years of The Gruffalo earlier this year with the loveable monster appearing on a United Kingdom coin for the first time.

Now, in another UK first, both Mouse and the monster appear together on a new 50p coin. Just 600 of the 22 carat gold Proof editions have been struck, and they are likely to sell out as quickly as the first Gruffalo coin. The charming coin comes in a case with a booklet for you to explore this global phenomenon.


Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 600
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.50 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Magic Light Pictures
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Gold
Country Of Origin United Kingdom
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