40th Anniversary of The Snowman™ | The Royal Mint


An unforgettable adventure

On a cold winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and befriends the little boy who built him – it’s the start of a magical adventure.

They fly high across the frozen countryside down to Brighton Pier, then race home to beat the dawn, but wonder turns to sadness. The next morning, the boy wakes to find his snowman has melted. Sharing this timeless story has become a much-loved part of Christmas, a family tradition that signals the start of the festive season.

40 years of a timeless classic

As Raymond Briggs’ wordless picture book turns 40, welcome the wonder of The Snowman into your home once more with this commemorative 50p coin from The Royal Mint. Artist Natasha Ratcliffe and illustrator Robin Shaw have captured the magic of The Snowman for the very first time on a UK coin.

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