Peter Rabbit 50p comes to Hill Top till first

Special Peter Rabbit 50p coin with books at Hill Top
Published : 26 Mar 2016 Last update : 28 Mar 2016

Hill Top, along with the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Wray Castle are delighted to be the first locations where people can find The Royal Mint's brand new Peter Rabbit 50p circulating coin, which has been created to mark Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary.

 
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. 
 

Collectables 

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.  
 
For any enquires regarding the coins, please email Hill Top shop on hilltop.shop@nationaltrust.org.uk