New Beatrix Potter Coins Released- But They’ll Cost You £60!
- New coins are hand painted or plain silver
- Won’t be entering circulation- you’ll have to buy them
- Features four favourite characters on the coins
A new 50p coin featuring Beatrix Potter’s iconic Flopsy Bunny character has been revealed, as part of Royal Mint’s latest series of fictional inspired characters.
Although Beatrix Potter coins have been in circulation since 2016, these new coins are in colour and hand painted, making them stand out from the regular 50p coins.
A painted Peter Rabbit coin was unveiled in February, and later in the month a Mrs Tittlemouse and The Tailor of Gloucester will also follow.
However, as these aren’t regular 50p coins, they won’t be going into circulation, you’ll have to buy them from the Royal Mint.
The coins cost an astonishing £60 for the painted versions, which is 120 times their value.
You can also get them in plain silver, but these will still cost you £10.
Each silver Proof coin is part of the Limited Edition set, and demand for them is expect to be very high, despite being costly.
For a limited time, you’ll be able to reserve coins that will be coming out in April and May to make sure that you don’t miss out, but this is limited to three per household.
Although Royal Mint can’t comment on how much a set of the Beatrix Potter coins could be worth, coins have been sold more many times their value on eBay in recent years.
Anne Jessop, acting chief executive at the Royal Mint, said, “The range has grown in popularity since Peter Rabbit was first introduced on UK coins in 2016.
“Since then, Peter Rabbit has been joined by a number of furry friends throughout the years.
“This year, we are delighted to present another group of Beatrix’s characters, giving them a new lease of life on our specially designed coloured commemorative coins.”
If you don’t want to pay for collectable coins, Royal Mint released 26 new 10ps, which celebrate the best of British from A-Z, earlier in the year.
The coins officially entered circulation on the 5th March, just after the old £10 note went out of date.