Coin Collector

Your quick guide to WINNIE THE POOH COINS


The Royal Mint’s series of 50p coins celebratin­g the famous tales of Winnie the Pooh and friends has now come to an end. So what better time to look back over the series with a quick 50p guide?

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Christophe­r Robin are the latest children’s book characters to feature on 50p coins. In total nine coins have been issued in the ‘Winnie the Pooh and Friends collection, inspired by Disney’, three each year in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Whilst they have not been entered into circulatio­n, they have still been eagerly snapped up by collectors and fans of the A.A. Milne stories.

Each of the nine 50p pieces features a design adapted from the well known and much-loved illustrati­ons of E.H. Shepard, and you’ll also notice a little bee motif that buzzes around each coin, giving them a consistent feel.

The Winne the Pooh coins issued over the past three years are as follows:

Winnie the Pooh (2020) Christophe­r Robin (2020) Piglet (2020)

Winnie the Pooh & Friends (2021) Owl (2021)

Tigger (2021)

Eeyore (2022)

Kanga and Roo (2022)

Winnie the Pooh & Friends (2022)

The coins were each issued in four different formats, as is customary for such collectabl­e, non-circulatio­n issues. So for each 50p there is a Brilliant Uncirculat­ed version; an Uncirculat­ed Colour coin; a Silver Proof coin; and a Gold Proof coin.

As you would expect the BU version is the most common and the later coins can still be purchased from The Royal Mint for £10. However, certain coins and packages, such as the set of all nine BU coins, are no longer available from the Mint, and so you will need to purchase them from other coin dealers or collectors.

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