In 2016 a series of four designs were released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, creator of the Peter Rabbit stories. So popular were they, a further four were released in 2017, four more in 2018, and then again in 2019. The 2018 series depict Peter Rabbit in a new scene, along with Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and the Tailor of Gloucester. Inspired by a pet rabbit Peter Piper, Peter Rabbit is widely known and loved by many young and old. This new 50p coin for 2018 featuring Peter Rabbit is only the third time this mischievous and at times disobedient bunny has appeared on a British coin.
The Peter Rabbit design for 2018 is of the famous image of Peter Rabbit munching on radishes taken from Mr. McGregor’s garden. The adventure starts when Peter ends up eating more than what is good for him and goes looking for parsley to cure his stomach-ache it is then Peter is spotted by Mr. McGregor and loses his jacket and shoes while trying to escape.
Brought to life for all with colour printing on this sterling silver coin, finished to the finest proof standard it arrives to you in a clear acrylic presentation case for safekeeping, a booklet and certificate of authenticity.