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Christopher Robin Coin Released by The Royal Mint in Collaboration with Disney

Christopher Robin Coin Released by The Royal Mint in Collaboration with Disney

The Royal Mint has released a brand new Christopher Robin 50p as part of its extra special Winnie The Pooh collection.

Yep, coin collectors, take note. To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the original Christopher Robin - son of author AA Mile and inspiration behind the character - a coin will be released featuring an illustration of Winnie's best friend.

On the coin, Christopher Robin can be seen coming down the stairs with a cuddly teddy bear in hand.

Royal Mint's Product Designer Daniel Thorne worked on both Winnie the Pooh themed coin in collaboration with Disney, and it's the second in the collection to be released, after Winnie himself.

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The Christopher Robin coin is a Disney lover's staple (Credit: Royal Mint)
The Christopher Robin coin is a Disney lover's staple (Credit: Royal Mint)

He commented: "Taking an original illustration from a full page of a storybook and condensing it down to the perimeter of a 50p, yet not taking away the essence of the story is a difficult feat but working with the original illustrations has been an amazing opportunity to bring those stories to life in a brand new way.

"The popularity of our childhood character coins is no surprise, they allow us a great opportunity to introduce a sense of nostalgia coupled with a splash of colour to make these coins real collector's items."

Christopher Robin Milne was born on 21 August 1920, 100 years ago. He passed away in 1996.

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The new coins, made in his honour, are 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.

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A 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 - and these are rarer, with 525 in existence.

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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.

Keeping hold of one could be worth the investment, too, as collectors of Royal Mint coins have previously skyrocketed in value as time has gone on.

The coin is second in a collection of three Winnie The Pooh designs (Credit: Disney)
The coin is second in a collection of three Winnie The Pooh designs (Credit: Disney)

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.

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The Royal Mint will also be releasing a Piglet coin as part of the Winnie The Pooh collection in the coming weeks.

Tempted? Purchase yours here.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Disney, Royal mint, Coins

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