Where can you get one?
The Royal Mint released the commemorative Gruffalo coins showing the nation’s most loved orange-eyed monster. You can get it with three different finishes; gold, silver and the special edition “brilliant uncirculated”
It sounds like they will be highly collectable with a limited amount of stock.
Julia Donaldson, who wrote The Gruffalo, was first published 20 years
“I can’t believe it has been 20 years since The Gruffalo was first published,” said Donaldson. “In that time, he’s been brought to life on stage and screen, featured in nature trails, library cards and book tokens and turned into a soft toy – and now he’s got his own 50p coin.”
To get one of the coins, prices start from £10 for the uncirculated coin, £65 for the silver proof coin, and £795 for the gold coin, which weighs 15.50g and with only 600 available for purchase, is the rarest of the three.
Director of consumer business at The Royal
Mint,said: “Over the last 20 years The Gruffalo has become one of the most famous children’s characters in the world.
“We felt it was only right we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book being published to feature him on a commemorative coin. We hope that children and adults across the UK will love this family favourite as much as we do.”
The Gruffalo Limited edition coin joins the likes of Beatrix Potter, Paddington and The Snowman, all of which have recently appeared on coins.
You can purchase one of these coins from www.royalmint.com – but they’re currently out of stock…