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The Snowman 50p coin is not yet in circulation, so can't be found in change, but from the 5th of November it will be available to buy as a Brilliant Uncirculated coin in a presentation folder, or as a colour printed sterling silver coin in a perspex block.
This 2018 Christmas coin featuring The Snowman is available to buy online direct from The Royal Mint, from Crown Post Offices and from the visitor centre shop at The Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant, Wales.
The Snowman is a childrens book written in 1978 by Raymond Briggs, this book provided the story and imagery for the 1982 animated film. The famous image of The Snowman and the boy flying over fields and roof tops on their way to the north pole, is used on the new 50 pence piece.
The theme music for the journey to the north pole was "Walking in the Air" by Howard Blake, recorded for the film by choirboy Peter Auty. In 1985, Toys "R" Us created an avert based on the film, with a new version of the song recorded by Aled Jones.
Promotion Codes that could be used when buying The Snowman 50p online from The Royal Mint website.
The sterling silver Beatrix Potter coins released over the last few years have been very popular with collectors, so expect this very attractive and colourful design to sell quickly on release.
There will be a maximum of 20,000 of this coin made in silver, with a limited edition presentation of 15,000 in the perspex block packaging.
Buy The Snowman Colour 50p from The Royal Mint website, but be prepared to queue when released for sale.
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.
If this coin is released as a Christmas gift idea, there is every chance that such an iconic and desirable subject matter will be in demand. This could lead to higher resale prices for Brilliant Uncirculated coins and circulation The Snowman 50p coins changing hands at a number of times face value.
Coin values given are based on recent sold prices as at the page updated date shown at the bottom of this page. To view the likely selling price on eBay today, use the Coin Hunter eBay sold price checker.