Royal Mint unveil limited edition Winnie the Pooh 50p coins - that could set you back £1,125
23 September 2020, 14:09 | Updated: 24 September 2020, 14:29
The limited edition Winnie the Pooh 50p coins will launch later this year - with some costing over £1,000.
New 50p coins that celebrate Winnie the Pooh and friends have been unveiled by Royal Mint.
The collection was inspired by the classic stories of A.A. Milne, and feature the likes of the 'silly old bear' himself, Piglet and Christopher Robin.
The Winne the Pooh coins - which are the first of their kind from Royal Mint - also feature the original illustrations of E. H. Shepard.
There are nine coins in total - prices start at £10 per coin, with a sterling silver version costing £67.50, and a red gold setting you back £1,125.
Clare Maclennan, of Commemorative Coin and The Royal Mint Experience, said: "We've all grown up with Winnie-the-Pooh and he remains a cherished character, not only in Britain but across the world.
"We anticipate the coins being hugely popular, especially in the lead-up to Christmas and look forward to both children and adults alike, enjoying the collection."
The Royal Mint website states: "Loveable Winnie the Pooh is the latest family favourite to be brought to life on an official United Kingdom coin series – joining some of our most popular releases to date.
"This brand-new collection of 50p coins is a nostalgic reminder for fans of the ‘silly old bear’ and his friends, inspired by the classic stories of A. A. Milne and featuring the original illustrations of E. H. Shepard.
"This is the first time the world of Winnie the Pooh has been celebrated on coins struck by The Royal Mint, and these official UK coins have been approved by Buckingham Palace."