The 2016 Peter Rabbit 50p coin was the first to feature Beatrix Potter’s most famous character. The whole collection was so popular the Royal Mint released 2 further designs in the following years.
So where does the 2016 design stand in terms of rarity and value, read on to find out the results of our latest price research.
Peter Rabbit 2016 50p Coin
The 2016 Peter Rabbit 50p coin was one of the first five 50p coin designs released to celebrate 15o years since the birth of Beatrix Potter.
How Much is the 2016 Peter Rabbit 50p Worth?
The Peter Rabbit 2016 50p coin is relatively common in relation to most commemorative 50p’s it is still worth higher than face value in very good to excellent condition. The highest value version of the coin is one in uncirculated condition.
Estimated Prices are as follows:
- Average circulated condition 50p
- Very good to excellent circulated condition £1.50
- Uncirculated condition £4.00 to £8.00
If you are looking for the most valuable 50p with Peter, check out the Peter Rabbit 2018 50p coin.
How Many 2016 Peter Rabbit 50p Coins are in Circulation?
There were 9,700,000 (nine million, seven hundred thousand) of the 2016 Peter Rabbit minted. Although that is a huge number for a commemorative coin a large percentage of those coins are held by collectors which is why it may seem less common than it actually is.
Is the Peter Rabbit 2016 50p Coin Rare?
The Peter Rabbit 2016 50p coin was the highest minted coin of all five of Beatrix Potter designs released that year and in fact all other designs that year too.
In relation to the other Peter Rabbit designs that followed, it is rarer than the Tale of Peter Rabbit 2017, but nowhere near as rare as the Peter Rabbit 2018 coin, which is the level rarest of all the Beatrix Potter 50p coins.
Special Editions Peter Rabbit 50p Coins
Also released were a number of special edition Peter Rabbit coins, including Silver Proofs, gold plated and coloured coins. However, these were not for circulation, although you may find them for sale on eBay and Amazon.
In the same year, the Royal Mail released a Beatrix Potter stamp collection featuring 10 of Beatrix’s most well-known characters. 5 of the designs featured Peter Rabbit.
Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The character of Peter Rabbit was created by Beatrix Potter from her very first self-published book “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” in 1902.
Peter Rabbit is a mischievous little bunny with a tendency to get himself into trouble. His adventures usually begin with him either taking a walk in Mr. McGregor’s garden or going down to the bramble patch to eat some vegetables.
Peter Rabbit featured in the following Beatrix Potter Books:
- The Tales of Peter Rabbit (1902)
- The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)
- The Tale of Mrs.Tiggy Winkle (1905) (cameo appearance)
- The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)
- The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (1909) (cameo appearance)
- The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)
Peter Rabit has since featured in many other adaptations in books, cartoons and movies.
All these years later he is still a firm favourite with children and adults alike.