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2018 ROYAL MINT BEATRIX POTTER COINS RELEASED

The E-Sylum (2/25/2018)


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The Royal Mint's new chief executive Anne Jessopp has wasted no time in getting out in front of the public. Arthur Shippee forward this BBC News article where she's quoted commenting on the newest Beatrix Potter coins. Thanks. -Editor

_2018 Beatrix Potter coins

Four new 50p coins featuring some of Beatrix Potter's favourite fictional characters are to be released, the Royal Mint has announced.

Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tittlemouse and Flopsy Bunny will feature on the coins, which will enter general circulation for a limited time later this year.

Coloured collectable versions will be available to buy for either £10 or £60.

They will be added to the Beatrix Potter collection, launched in 2016 to commemorate 150 years since her birth.

The new designs will also include a helpful mouse from the story of the Tailor Of Gloucester.

Commemorative coins featuring some of Potter's other favourite creations first went on sale in 2016.

They included a different Peter Rabbit design, as well as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle coins.

Anne Jessopp, acting CEO at the Royal Mint, said the range had "grown in popularity since Peter Rabbit was first introduced onto UK coins in 2016".

My collection's a little light on Mrs Tiggy-Winkle coins. But hey, the colorization is nicely done, and I think these are respectable commemoratives. -Editor

To read the complete article, see:
New 50p Beatrix Potter coins released by the Royal Mint (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43106065)

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ANNE JESSOPP TO LEAD ROYAL MINT (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n07a19.html)

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