2017 Jeremy Fisher Silver Proof 50p Beatrix Potter
The 2017 Jeremy Fisher Silver Proof 50p is enhanced with colour printing to bring the design by Emma Noble to life. The colour reverse shows Jeremy Fisher in his red macintosh, it is struck in 925 sterling silver and finished to Proof standard. The box contains a fold out card of information about Jeremy Fisher and Beatrix Potter and a certificate of authenticity, with the fifty pence mounted in a perspex block and plastic coin capsule. This is a limited edition presentation of 30,000.
|Royal Mint product code:||UK17JFSP|
The silver versions from the Beatrix Potter range have proven very popular with collectors, who like the quality of the colour printing on the coin as well as the excellent presentation packaging which mounts the coin in a very neat perspex block and plastic coin capsule.
Inside the box is a perspex block with a seperate top and bottom that are secured by small magnets. When the perspex block is opened, the round plastic capsule that contains the coin can be lifted out.
The colour print is applied directly to the metal to produce a high quality finish.
The plastic capsule can be opened (gently prise top and bottom apart at the small U shaped gap). The Royal Mint advise to avoid handling the coin as fingerprints will spoil its Proof quality.
The box also contains a fold out card of interesting information and a certificate of authenticity with numbers ranging from 00001 to 30000.
You may see similar looking coins for sale on eBay which are usually described as colour decal. These are cupro-nickel (not silver) coins with a colour printed image cut out and stuck onto the coin.
Beatrix and her brother Bertram loved to draw and often made sketches of their pets and other animals.
Beatrix was an illustrator before she was an author, creating drawings for stories such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Cinderella. She also studied at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, producing detailed botanical drawings and watercolours.
As she began to write her little tales based on countryside animals, it was only natural that she would make sketches and illustrate her own books.
Beatrix Potter and her little tales: Beatrix Potter is a household name most famous for creating 23 little tales that have enchanted readers young and old for more than a century.
The author and illustrator created a world inhabited by characters from the British countryside such a Mr. Jeremy Fisher the frog.
Beatrix Potter was born on 28th July 1866 in Kensington, London and died on 22nd December 1943 aged 77 years.
The image of the Queens head on the Silver Proof coin has more clarity and depth than the same image on the cupro-nickel Brilliant Uncirculated version.