The coins went in to tills on Easter Saturday and have already created lots of excitement for shoppers. Beatrix Potter's mischievous Peter Rabbit is the first children's literary character to appear on a UK coin.
The Royal Mint
Our places in the south Lakes, along with The World Of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere, are thrilled to join forces with The Royal Mint, and have the first Peter Rabbit 50p coins going into our tills – before anyone else.
When Beatrix Potter first published Peter Rabbit, in 1902, the income from the sales of the book allowed her to buy Hill Top, in 1905, so it is fitting that the first coins will only be available in the Lake District.
Peter Rabbit in his blue jacket features on a special, coloured edition of the coin and three more of your favourite Beatrix Potter characters will also be available, later this year, as part of the anniversary celebrations. The highly collectable coloured coins, will be in Hill Top shop later in the year.