The Royal Mint has released a range of new 50ps inspired by the popular character of Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh books and Brits can buy them from today
Brits can get their hands on a new 50p piece today – featuring the popular character of Eeyore from the Winnie Pooh Books.
One side of the new 50p features an illustration of Eeyore, a melancholy donkey, along with his name, while the other depicts the Queen’s head.
The Eeyore image is inspired by the classic original illustrations in Winnie Pooh Books by artist EH Shepard.
The new coin is actually part of a series of Eeyore 50ps being issued by the Royal coin – but are unlikely to ever show up in your change.
That’s because the coins are aimed at collectors, and prices range from £10 to a whopping £1,095.
The new basic Eeyore 50p is available for £10 and is made from cupro-nickel – the same metal alloy as regular 50ps.
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Coin lovers can also spend £20 on the same coin but with the Eeyore design in color rather than plain.
A step up is a sterling silver 50p piece, also with a colored Eeyore design – and it’ll cost you £67.50.
The most expensive 50p is made from 22k red gold and costs £1,095.
The coins were designed by the Royal Mint’s designer, Daniel Thorne.
The coins are for sale starting today Royal Mint website.
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The Eeyore range is part of a wider set of coins featuring characters from Winnie the Pooh books including Tigger, Owl, Kanga, Roo and Winnie Pooh even.
Thorne said: “Using inspiration from EH Shepard’s original decorations was a fantastic experience, but one that also tested me as a designer. With each design, so much care and attention has gone into reimagining the iconic decorations for the one coin while staying true to the lyrics people know and love.”
The first Winnie the Pooh book was published by AA Milne in 1926 and was inspired by his son Christopher Robin Milne – immortalized as the character of Christopher Robin.
Winnie the Pooh is based on Christopher’s teddy bear Edward.
Father and son then named the character “Winnie” after a bear named Winnie who lived at London Zoo, and “Pooh” after a swan they met on holiday.
You can view the full collection on the Royal Mint website, here.
There are currently an incredible 71 different ones 50p coins in circulation – another 29 are approved as commemorative objects and are not intended to be spent.
Lots of happy Brits are Sell this 50hp for up to £11,000 – So check your change in case you receive a coin that is worth thousands more than it first appears.
Most are worth no more than their face value – ie 50p.
But some can fetch far more when sold due to their value to collectors.
Rare designs on the reverse – or “tails” – side of the coin can increase their resale value, as can limited runs or errors in manufacture.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/new-winnie-pooh-eeyore-50p-26592863 The new Winnie-the-Pooh Eeyore 50p launches today - with some worth more than £1,000