On 23rd March 2019 Julia Donaldson’s much-loved children’s book, The Gruffalo®, celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion two UK 50p coins were released featuring both the Gruffalo by itself, and later on a second coin alongside the book’s main character – Mouse.
Since its publication in 1999, The Gruffalo®, has become a firm family favourite and is beloved by families across the world. In 2009 it was voted the UK’s favourite bedtime story and has become a modern classic.
Pristine Brilliant Uncirculated finish
Struck by The Royal Mint to a pristine Brilliant Uncirculated finish, the reverse designs by Magic Light Pictures, depicts both The Gruffalo by itself, which was the first coin to be released, and of course the hugely popular The Gruffalo® and Mouse.
To say these coins were popular with collectors is an understatement – the Silver Proof version of the Gruffalo coin sold out in a record 12 hours!
The obverse features the fifth definitive portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. Both coins will arrive in their official Royal Mint presentation pack - the perfect way to not only present, but to also preserve your coins pristine Brilliant Uncirculated finish.
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UK 2019 Gruffalo 50p BU Pack Pair
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- Country of Issue: UK
- Year of Issue: 2019
- Coin Diameter: 27.30mm
- Coin Weight: 8g
- Obverse: QEII by Jody Clark
- Reverse: The Gruffalo by Magic Light Pictures
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel
- Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
- Edition limit: Unlimited