JUST RELEASED: the brand NEW UK Gruffalo 50p coin that collectors cannot wait to get their hands on!

There have been few coin releases more eagerly anticipated than The Gruffalo 50p! Since The Royal Mint announced its upcoming release, collectors and fans across the generations have been itching to get hold of one, myself included!

The Gruffalo 50p has been issued to mark 20 years since one of the most iconic collaborations in fiction, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, created one of the greatest examples of children’s literature of all time! Translated into 76 languages, adapted for the biggest stages in the world and earning a place on the silver screen, The Gruffalo is truly a modern classic!

For me, the tale of the sharp little mouse and the absurd creature he encounters is a creative masterpiece. Such an original, charming tale has captured the hearts of children and adults across the world, unsurprisingly being voted the United Kingdom’s favourite bedtime story!

The Gruffalo 50p has literally JUST been released – here’s why I think it will be one of the most sought-after 50ps of 2019…

The most sought-after 50p of 2019?

Relatively speaking, The Gruffalo is in its literary infancy. However, for two decades The Gruffalo’s enduring popularity has been astounding, celebrated in everything from soft toys to woodland trails. For this reason, The Gruffalo is sure to remain engraved in the world of fiction and the hearts of its readers for generations to come. As such, memorabilia commemorating The Gruffalo is, and will remain to be, incredibly collectable.

50ps are more collectable than ever

What’s more, the increase in commemorative 50p coins in recent years has taken coin collecting to a whole new level, with age-old collectors and first-time collectors alike searching for the latest commemorative release. This is the FIRST EVER Official UK coin to feature The Gruffalo, meaning it will be extremely sought-after!

Fictional classics 50ps spark a collecting craze…

As I mentioned, recent years have witnessed collector demand for commemorative 50p coins soar and they all seem to have one thing in common; they celebrate the popular fictional character themes we have come to know and love. In 2018 alone, Paddington™, Peter Rabbit™ and The Snowman all took centre stage in the coin collecting world, breathing new life into numismatics!

In fact, the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Peter Rabbit™ Silver Proof 50p coins, as well as the 2018 Snowman Silver Proof, all completely SOLD OUT at the mint! Really excitingly, The Royal Mint have released The Gruffalo 50p in Silver Proof as well and we are certain that this will go exactly the same way in no time at all!

Officially Licensed Iconic Design

Now, the coin’s design has been the source of SO much speculation around the country (it’s certainly been the hot topic here at Collectology) and it has FINALLY been revealed! Featuring an intricate and unmistakeable presentation of The Gruffalo, beneath the words ‘The Gruffalo’ in that iconic font from the original book cover; it does not disappoint!

The coin has been issued in Gold and Silver Proof as well as Brilliant Uncirculated! The Brilliant Uncirculated version is officially licensed and approved and comes presented in a beautiful, full-colour fold-out presentation pack featuring stunning illustration and a fascinating insight into the creation of The Gruffalo, with quotes from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler themselves.


If you’re interested…

The coin is already in such high demand but we have managed to secure a small number of Brilliant Uncirculated versions in their Officially Licensed Royal Mint presentation pack for collectors and fans! To own yours before the rest of the nation, you will need to be fast!

Click here to secure yours >>>