2017 Beatrix Potter Jeremy Fisher Brilliant Uncirculated 50p
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The Jeremy Fisher 50p was the second of four Beatrix Potter character coins released in 2017 to celebrate the life and work of Beatrix Potter. The design by Emma Noble shows the Macintosh wearing frog holding a spade handle. The fifty pence piece is struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protected by a plastic blister inside a sealed Coin Hunter card measuring 85mm x 61mm.
Royal Mint pack
The Jeremy Fisher Brilliant Uncirculated 50p displayed in The Royal Mint's official presentation folder which has lots of information about Jeremy Fisher, Beatrix Potter and the coin itself.
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The Royal Mint's official presentation folder
The cupro-nickel Mr. Jeremy Fisher 2017 Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Coin is presented in an informative and well-designed fold-out case.
The coin is encapsulated in 50p shaped plastic at the centre of the display folder. This protects the coin to ensure it is untouched and stays in brilliant uncirculated condition.
The folder opens out to reveal the obverse of the coin which shows Jody Clark's fifth portrait of the Queen.
The coin displays a clockwise rotated section of Beatrix Potters image of Jeremy Fisher digging with a spade. If you look closely you can see the handle of the spade in his "hands".
When opened, the folder contains much more than just the obverse of the coin. There is information on Beatrix Potter, the author and illustrator of The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher book, the designer of the coin Emma Noble as well as details about Jeremy Fisher and an extract from the book.
Like many of the characters from the little tales, Jeremy Fisher began life in a letter, which Beatrix wrote while holidaying on the River Tay in Scotland. She later created sketches of the little frog, called "A Frog he would a-fishing go", before developing them into a book published in 1906.
"The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher" follows a frog, in his waterproof mackintosh and galoshes, through his day of fishing adventures. Jeremy comes home without his galoshes, or the minnows he set out to catch, but is relieved not to end up as a trout's tea.
Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble has created new designs for 2017 celebrating Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny. She has put Beatrix Potter's illustrations to the forefront of her designs, reflecting the style of Beatrix's own illustrations.
Emma Noble, a member of The Royal Mint's team of engravers has been with The Royal Mint since 1997. She has drawn and carved the coin designs for all the Beatrix Potter coins. Once carved into plaster, they ase scanned to a computer and cut into steel to make the dies that strike the coins.
Read more about Emma's work in The Royal Mint blog article: Behind the design: The 2016 Beatrix Potter Series by Emma Noble
As the reverse of this coin simply shows the text MR. JEREMY FISHER and his image, the coin date and denomination are both shown on the obverse.