Peter Rabbit

RARE 50p coins featuring Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit are selling for up to £760 on eBay.

The coins are from 2016 when the Royal Mint released a colour design of the coin as a collectors item.

 The coin sold out within hours of going on sale on the Royal Mint website back in 2016>>
The coin sold out within hours of going on sale on the Royal Mint website back in 2016

It is believed that only 15,000 of the coins were produced.

The coin, which cost £55 at the time, is no longer available to buy.

Collectors will be looking out for coins in a black case or presentation casing, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

The coins aren't supposed to be spent in shops, as they are created to a higher specification especially for collectors.

It's quite unlikely therefore that one of these sought-after Peter Rabbit coins coins could end up in your spare change.

 Some buyers will pay almost £800 to get their hands on a coin>>
Some buyers will pay almost £800 to get their hands on a coin

Dozens of the colour collectors coins have sold for between £500 and almost £800 over the last couple of months.

The silver non-colour version of the Peter Rabbit coin also sells for up to £500 on the auction website.

In February this year the Royal Mint launched a new range of Beatrix Potter coins, featuring Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse, The Tailor of Gloucester and a second Peter Rabbit design.

Previous one's included Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten and Jeremy Fisher.

The Beatrix Potter's coin collection first launched in 2016 to commemorate 150 years since her birth.




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The coins were created by designer Emma Noble who has previously worked on pieces commemorating the Diamond Jubilee and Remembrance Sunday.

Potter’s children’s book The Tale Of Peter Rabbit - the first to feature the character - was an instant success after being picked up in 1902 by British children’s publisher Frederick Warne & Co.

Peter Rabbit - arguably the author’s most celebrated creation – went on to appear in five more books by the author who became linked with the Lake District.

The story has never been out of print since and more than 45 million copies have been sold worldwide.

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