How Much is the Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Coin Worth in 2022

The Jemina Puddle-Duck 50p is one of the most popular of the whole Beatrix Potter collection.

It is also one of the coins that seem to be harder to find than its mintage figures would imply, which therefore gives it a boost in its perceived value.

This is one of those coins that if you find in your change its highly likely worth more than face value.  The better the condition, the higher the value.

How Much is the Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Coin Worth in 2021
Credit: The Royal Mail

 Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Coin

The coin features the top half of Jemima Puddle-Ducks shawl wearing body, with her long neck and poke bonnet on her head.   Inscribed around the top edges with “JEMIMA” on the left and “PUDDLE-DUCK” on the right.

Jemima Puddle Duck 50p Coin
Credit: The Royal Mint

How Much is the Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Worth?

The Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p is is one of the most sought after of the whole Beatrix Potter 50p collection  Even though other coin designs in the collection have ower mintages the Jemina design seems to be more scarce and therefore fetches a higher price.    The highest value version of the coin is one in uncirculated condition.

Estimated Prices are as follows:

  • Average circulated condition £1.00
  • Very good to excellent circulated condition £7.00 to £10.00
  • Uncirculated condition £11.00

How Many Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Coins In Circulation?

There were 2,100,000 (two million, one hundred thousand) 50p’s minted in 2016 with the Jemima Puddle-Duck design.

Is the Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p Coin Rare?

The Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p was the rarest by quite some margin of the initial 5 Beatrix Potter designs minted for circulation in 2016.  Overall it is the 4th rarest of the Beatrix Potter 50ps, with only 3 designs from the 3rd series in 2018 having lower mintages, namely Flopsy Bunny, Peter Rabbit (2018) and Mrs. Tittlemouse.

Although when it comes to scarcity it is often considered more scarcity in circulation, the Jemima Puddle-Ducks are considered harder to find.

Is it Worth Selling a Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p?

The Jemima Puddle-Duck is one of the most sought after 50ps in the Beatrix Potter collection, even though there are designs with lower mintages.

Even Jemima 50p’s you find in your change can be worth more than face value especially if in very good to excellent condition.

Who is Jemima Puddle-Duck?

Jemima Puddle-Duck was the main character in the popular Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck which was published in 1908.

Jemima Puddle-duck is a domesticated duck who lives on a farm but wants the chance to prove she has the patience to hatch her own eggs, so she takes flight to do so elsewhere.

However unknowingly she nearly succumbs to be a foxes dinner. Luckily she is saved and returns to her farm.

The books and the character of Jemima in her shawl and poke bonnet became a very popular character and if the popularity of the 50p coin design is anything to go by she remains so until this day.

All the characters in the book, including Kep, Beatrix’s collie dog were based on real characters from Beatrix’s Top Hill Farm.

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