The Beatrix Potter Anniversary 50p coin can be found in your change, 6,900,000 coins entered circulation dated 2016.
This coin is an intricate and timeless design that has been largely ignored because the other 4 coins in the set are characters from Beatrix Potter's tales.
The coin centres on the text BEATRIX POTTER and the dates she lived 1866 – 1943. A silhouette of the author shows at the top and her most famous character Peter Rabbit is running along the bottom of the coin.
Please do click on the coin image to see a much bigger image of this coin, as the detail including the growing plants on each side of the coin can only be appreciated when zoomed in.
A 50p coin created for UK circulation by The Royal Mint will always be worth at least 50p. The coin can be in pretty much any condition and a shop will accept it as face value payment.
When a coin is considered collectable by a large number of people, even if the coin was struck to be used in circulation - it's value to a collector will rise to more than face value. In 2009 a coin was struck to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Kew Gardens, with a low mintage of 210,000 coins for circulation, the Kew Gardens 50p now sells for about 140 times face value.
The Beatrix Potter Anniversary 50p is worth £1.30 to a circulation coin collector taking part in The Great British Coin Hunt.
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