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New 50p Coins Featuring Disney Characters Launch Today

New 50p Coins Featuring Disney Characters Launch Today

Five new 50p coins have launched today, featuring tributes from the nation's best loved pantomimes - including some beloved Disney princesses.

Collectors will be able to get their hands on Cinderella and Snow White coins to add to their limited addition collections.

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Plus, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington coins are also available to mark the festive season.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to spend the coins in UK shops, as they are being released by the Guernsey Treasury rather than the Royal Mint.

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Credit: Westminster Collection
Credit: Westminster Collection

But they're *so* pretty, we don't know why you'd want to give them away anyway.

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All five coins feature the title of the popular pantomime plays alongside an illustration created by artist and sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.

Naturally, the Cinderella coin features a pumpkin illustration, while Snow White is written inside a poisoned apple.

Aladdin's magic lamp sits on his flying carpet (because what else?!), Dick Whittington is accompanied by his cat and Jack is .... you guessed it... climbing his beanstalk to meet the giant.

Credit: Westminster Collection
Credit: Westminster Collection

You can get your hands on the coins from Westminster Collection website right now.

But they won't come at their usual cost. To bag all fie you'll have to fork out £30, while a colourful set cost a much steeper £325.

Twenty thousand of the coins are also set to be released into circulation in the British Isles later this month.

This means splashing the cash could well be worth it, as the rarest coin currently thought to be knocking about is Kew Garden's coin - with 210,000 currently out there.

Credit: Royal Mint
Credit: Royal Mint

Lucky shoppers who find these coins are flogging them for hundreds on eBay.

It comes after coin collectors were recently treated to the release of a commemorative Poppy coin recently, in preparation for Remembrance Day in the UK on November 11th.

The Remembrance Day 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin costs £17 to buy, and features the phrase 'We Will Remember Them' along with a red poppy - the day's symbol of remembrance.

Featured Image Credit: Disney/Westminster Collection

Topics: Life News, Disney, aladdin

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Pretty 52 who loves writing about all things food, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She also has a particular interest in women's issues.

 

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