Royal Mint unveils the last coin in the series
The Royal Mint has completed its popular Disney-inspired Winnie the Pooh and Friends coin collection with the launch of a 50p collector coin featuring Pooh and some of his closest friends.
The final coin in the valuable nine-coin collection, the new 50p coin features a woodland scene featuring the lovable bear and his Hundred Acre Wood friends Tiger, Eeyore and Piglet. Inspired by the original illustrations by EH Shepard, the design has been brought to life at The Royal Mint using British craftsmanship and innovative color printing technology.
The Royal Mint’s designer, Daniel Thorne, worked with Shepard’s timeless illustrations for the collection, which also sees Winnie the Pooh, Owl, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore and Kanga and Roo miniaturized on the reverse of the coin. Thorne added an original twist to the classic designs, adding a signature bee motif that unites each of the coins in the Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection.
Collectors can purchase the new 50p design individually and as part of the Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection in gold, silver, base metal and special colors from today on the Royal Mint’s website.
“Coin collecting is a popular hobby and the Winnie the Pooh and Friends 50p collection is one that unites generations of coin collectors to share their joy. Based on the original illustrations by EH Shepard, the designs will evoke childhood memories for people of all ages and we are absolutely thrilled with the final design, which unites Pooh and friends as they embark on their final adventure on an official UK coin,” said Rebecca Morgan, Head of Collections
Prices start at £10 (approx. US$12) for Brilliant Uncirculated and £20 (approx. US$24) for Color Brilliant. To mark the conclusion of the series, visitors to The Royal Mint Experience will be able to visit the