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2016 Great Britain 50 Pence 1-oz Silver Nutkin Squirrel Proof
This Squirrel Nutkin Coin is Ready to Dance to Your Doorstep!
"Riddle me, riddle me, rot-tot-tote!"
There's one in every group -- that person that has their head in the clouds a little too long when a task is at hand. And, to the family of squirrels that is on a mission to gather nuts on a nearby island, Nutkin definitely fits the fur! Each morning, when the squirrels give gifts to Old Brown, the stoic owl that guards the island, to get his permission (and not become lunch themselves), Nutkin interrupts the proceedings with a silly riddle. For six days, Old Brown keeps his patience with the interruptions. But, even wise owls have their limits, and Old Brown finally lets Nutkin know what he thinks of his performances. What happens? We won't spoil the surprise, but if you see a squirrel with only half of his tail in your neighborhood, you might be in the presence of a famous ball of fur!
Celebrating Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday!
The tales of Beatrix Potter's whimsical farmland characters have graced countless children's bookshelves and prepared many young ones for bedtime the world over. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of this beloved author and artist's birth, the Royal Mint has created a series of coins featuring Potter's original illustrations. This final coin in the series boasts the profile of the rebellious rodent Squirrel Nutkin, meticulously recreated for the series by designer Emma Nobel. Look on the other side of this legal-tender UK 50 pence coin and you'll find Jody Clark's latest profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A Wonderful Gift for Your Little Riddler!
Proof-struck in eight grams of 92.5% pure silver, your Squirrel Nutkin coin will arrive to you encased in a clear acrylic block along with an illustrated booklet inspired by the art of Beatrix Potter and a numbered certificate of authenticity -- all original packaging from the Royal Mint. Endorsed by Frederick Warne & Company, the original publisher of Beatrix Potter's stories, this proof is destined to be part of fan collections around the globe. However, only 16,000 of these proofs will be minted. Don't miss out on this chance to add it to your own Potter collection or to inspire the love of coin collecting with the children in your life. Don't get distracted by a song and dance yourself -- order yours now!
|Year of Issue||2016|
|Mint Name||The Royal Mint|
|Coin Weight||8 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|