As part of the official celebration for the 150th anniversary of author Beatrix Potter‘s birth, the Royal Mint has created two new 50p coins per Royal Proclamation. The first features a profile of the author herself and the second featuresa full color image of the author’s beloved Peter Rabbit stamped right onto the front. The Royal Mint had announced plans for these coins in December 2015.
A royal proclamation released today has revealed that next year we will also be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter! The Royal Proclamation has also revealed that this anniversary will be marked with more than one coin! Two 50p coins were announced in today’s proclamation; one is to feature a silhouette of Beatrix Potter, and the other a portrait of the character Peter Rabbit, from Beatrix Potter’s first children’s book, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’.
We have some exciting news for Beatrix Potter and coin fans alike… all will be revealed tomorrow! #Beatrix150 pic.twitter.com/8Opy2Sjkq5
— The Royal Mint (@RoyalMintUK) February 28, 2016
Posted by The Royal Mint on Monday, February 29, 2016
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