Royal Mint release new Peter Rabbit £5 coin with original Beatrix Potter illustration

28 April 2021, 12:46

Royal Mint have released their new Peter Rabbit £5 coins
Royal Mint have released their new Peter Rabbit £5 coins. Picture: Getty/Beatrix Potter/Royal Mint
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Peter Rabbit has been loved by families for over 119 years, and is now being honoured on a special £5 coin.

Royal Mint have released a new £5 Peter Rabbit coin, and it's a must-have collectable for any Beatrix Potter fans.

The £5 coin, which is now available to purchase, features an original Beatrix Potter illustration, with the story words from Mrs. Josephine Rabbit: "Now run along, and don't get into mischief. I am going out."

In the illustration, Mrs Rabbit can be seen dressing the mischievous Peter Rabbit, who we expect will be causing havoc in Mr. McGregor’s garden in no time!

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The uncirculated coin is embossed with an original Beatrix Potter illustration
The uncirculated coin is embossed with an original Beatrix Potter illustration. Picture: Royal Mint

People looking to get their hands on this special coin can choose from the £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin, the One Ounce Silver Proof Coin or the One Ounce Gold Proof Coin.

While the silver proof coin is priced at £95, the gold proof Peter Rabbit coin costs an eye-watering £2,315.

The £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin is much more affordable, however, priced at £13.

The Gold Proof Coin will set you back a whopping £2,315
The Gold Proof Coin will set you back a whopping £2,315. Picture: Royal Mint

Included in the collection is also the Limited Edition Mint Piggy Bank which can be yours for £150.

The first Peter Rabbit book was commercially published in 1902
The first Peter Rabbit book was commercially published in 1902. Picture: Royal Mint

The first Peter Rabbit book was commercially published in 1902, and remains to this day a beloved story in many households.

However, this is not the first time the character has been honoured on a coin.

In 2017, Peter Rabbit 50p coins began to circulate in the UK, and today they're being resold for thousands.

One item being sold on eBay at the moment is going for £1,499.

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