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Disney And Royal Mint Launch New Piglet Coin In Time For Christmas

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Disney And Royal Mint Launch New Piglet Coin In Time For Christmas

The Royal Mint has today released the third coin in its Winnie the Pooh and Friends series, in collaboration with Disney.

Like the other two designs, the coin, which depicts the popular character Piglet, is also a 50p, made in honour of the series' author, A. A Milne.

Its release comes after a 50p featuring both Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin were released earlier this autumn.

The new Piglet coin features Winnie's BFF with a dandelion (looking cute as a button, we might add).

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You can buy the Piglet coin now (Credit: Royal Mint)
You can buy the Piglet coin now (Credit: Royal Mint)

Illustrated by E. H. Shepard, the Piglet coin will be available to purchase in a range of finishes, from base metal (also known as brilliant uncirculated), to a coloured base metal coin, silver and gold.

The brilliant uncirculated coin will set you back £10, while the coloured version of the base metal coin will cost £20.

If you want to bag the coin in silver (also coloured), you'll have to fork out £67.50, while the gold coin will cost £1,125.

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The coin will come in a range of finishes (Credit: Royal Mint)
The coin will come in a range of finishes (Credit: Royal Mint)

Clare Maclennan, Director of Commemorative Coin for The Royal Mint, said: "We are so excited to launch the third coin in our popular Winnie the Pooh and Friends series, celebrating A. A Milne's classic character Piglet.

"The intricate design is inspired by the original watercolour drawings, and will make a special edition to any Christmas stocking.

"Collecting coins remains a popular hobby in the UK, and we see a lot of demand for our ranges celebrating children's characters, especially at Christmas".

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The whole Winnie the Pooh collection (Credit: Royal Mint)
The whole Winnie the Pooh collection (Credit: Royal Mint)

Winnie the Pooh was originally published in 1926 by A.A. Milne and tells of the adventures of Christopher Robin's honey-loving teddy bear and his friends Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanger, and Rabbit.

Like all of the Royal Mint range, the coin isn't actually spend-able, it's just for collectors.

Although, why anybody would want to give away a thousand pound 50p coin is beyond us.

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Previously, Royal Mint's Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter tribute 50p sold for as much as £840 on eBay - that's 1,650 per cent more than its face value.

So, we reckon collecting this range could well be worth your while.

Plus, look how adorable Piglet looks!

To view the collection, click here.

Featured Image Credit: Royal Mint

Joanna Freedman
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