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What is Benjamin Bunny 50p?
The Benjamin Bunny 50p is a 50 pence coin minted by the Royal Mint in the UK, as part of the Beatrix Potter series in 2017. It features the beloved character, Benjamin Bunny, from Beatrix Potter’s children’s book.
Why was the Benjamin Bunny 50p created?
The Benjamin Bunny 50p coin was produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the renowned British author who brought Benjamin Bunny and other charming characters to life in her books.
What makes the Benjamin Bunny 50p unique?
This coin is unique because it is the first official UK coin to feature Benjamin Bunny. Designed by Emma Noble, the coin depicts Benjamin Bunny and has the words “Benjamin Bunny” inscribed at the top.
How many Benjamin Bunny 50p coins were minted?
Approximately 25 million Benjamin Bunny 50p coins were minted in 2017.
Is the Benjamin Bunny 50p worth more than its face value?
In general, the value of the Benjamin Bunny 50p will primarily depend on its condition, scarcity, and demand among collectors. While a regular circulated Benjamin Bunny 50p coin will not hold much more value than its face value, a coin in mint condition or a rare variant could potentially be worth more to collectors.
Where can I find a Benjamin Bunny 50p?
Benjamin Bunny 50p coins can be found in circulation in the UK or purchased from online auction websites, coin shops, or directly from the Royal Mint’s website (if stock is available).
How can I spot a genuine Benjamin Bunny 50p?
A genuine Benjamin Bunny 50p will have the words “Benjamin Bunny” inscribed at the top, and will feature Benjamin Bunny dressed in his little jacket and oversized tam-o’-shanter on the reverse side.
Who designed the Benjamin Bunny 50p?
The Benjamin Bunny 50p was designed by Emma Noble, a well-known designer who has created a number of designs for commemorative coins for the Royal Mint.
What is the size of the Benjamin Bunny 50p?
Like other 50p coins, the Benjamin Bunny 50p has a diameter of 27.3mm and weighs approximately 8g.
Are there any errors or variations of the Benjamin Bunny 50p?
There were no known manufacturing errors or variations for the Benjamin Bunny 50p, but collectors should always stay informed as new information comes to light.
Can I use the Benjamin Bunny 50p coin for normal transactions?
Yes, the Benjamin Bunny 50p, like all 50p commemorative coins, is legal tender in the UK and can be used for everyday transactions.
Is the Benjamin Bunny 50p suitable for children?
While the Benjamin Bunny 50p might spark an interest in coin collecting in children due to its charming design, it is not a toy and should be handled appropriately.
Is the Benjamin Bunny 50p a good investment?
As with any collectible item, the potential return on investment for the Benjamin Bunny 50p will largely depend on factors like condition, rarity, and market demand at the time of sale.
What materials are used in the Benjamin Bunny 50p?
The Benjamin Bunny 50p is made from cupro-nickel, a compound made up primarily of copper and nickel.
Is there a Benjamin Bunny 50p presentation pack?
Yes, the Royal Mint released a special limited-edition presentation pack that includes a Benjamin Bunny 50p coin in mint condition, along with information about the creation of the coin and the character itself.
Does the Benjamin Bunny 50p come in a silver or gold version?
The Royal Mint also produced limited quantities of silver proof and gold proof versions of the Benjamin Bunny 50p for collectors.