Christopher Robin follows Winnie the Pooh to become the latest character from the Hundred Acre Wood to appear on a 50p coin launched by the Royal Mint
- Christopher Robin latest character to appear on 50p coin, Royal Mint announced
- Nostalgic coins priced from £10 for a uncirculated version to £1,125 for gold coin
- The second coin to be released in the Mint’s Winnie the Pooh and Friends series
Christopher Robin will become the latest character from a children’s book to appear on a 50p coin, the Royal Mint has announced.
The nostalgic coins, which can be purchased from the Mint’s website, have been released a century after the birth of the original Christopher Robin, the son of Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne, who inspired his stories.
The new 50p, which are priced from £10 for a uncirculated version to £1,125 for a gold coin, is the second coin to be released in the Mint’s Winnie the Pooh and Friends series.
The coin depicts Christopher Robin walking down the stairs alongside Winnie the Pooh and is illustrated using a watercolour technique the Mint developed for the first coin in the collection, Winnie the Pooh.
Christopher Robin will appear on a new 50p coin launched by the Royal Mint as part of the Mint’s Winnie the Pooh and Friends series
The Mint’s product designer Daniel Thorne worked on both the Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin coin, in close collaboration with Disney.
He said: ‘Taking an original illustration from a full page of a storybook and condensing it down to the perimeter of a 50p, yet not taking away the essence of the story is a difficult feat but working with the original illustrations has been an amazing opportunity to bring those stories to life in a brand new way.
‘The popularity of our childhood character coins is no surprise, they allow us a great opportunity to introduce a sense of nostalgia coupled with a splash of colour to make these coins real collector’s items.’
Clare MacLennan, divisional director for commemorative coin and the Royal Mint Experience, said: ‘We have seen the success of our childhood character coins grow year-on-year and with endearing and appealing themes including the Gruffalo, Peter Rabbit and now Winnie the Pooh and Friends.’
The coin shows the iconic character walking down the stairs alongside Winnie the Pooh and is illustrated using a watercolour technique. Pictured: Gold coin (left) and silver coin (right)
The coins are priced from £10 for a uncirculated version to £1,125 for a gold coin. Pictured: Product manager Michelle McNamara holding up the new Christopher Robin coin
This year, the Royal Mint confirmed the series would feature nine coins, with coins of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet being released in 2020
It comes just a month after Winnie the Pooh was pictured on a 50p coin with a jar of honey.
The much-loved bear, known for his love of honey and who first appeared in the iconic book series in 1926, followed Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear and the Gruffalo onto the face of the 50p coins.
Following its release, the Royal Mint confirmed the series would feature nine coins celebrating the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood, with the coins of Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet being released in 2020.
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