The Tailor of Gloucester 50p is a design from the Beatrix Potter set which is popular with collectors.
Check out below how much yours is really worth based on the condition you find it in.
The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Coin
The 2018 Tailor of Gloucester 50p design depicts one of the unnamed mice characters from the story. The design is inspired the front cover design of the original book.
The spectacled mouse can be seen sitting cross-legged on a cotton reel reading a paper on which we can just make out the “The Tailor …”.
Encompassing the edges of the coin we can see inscribed the words “THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER”.
How Much is The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Worth?
The Tailor of Gloucester 50p is one of the more relatively common Beatrix Potter 50ps however if you find it in good enough condition it can still be worth higher than face value. 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 £2.00
- Uncirculated condition £6.00
How Many The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Coins Were Made?
There were three million, nine hundred thousand The Tailor of Gloucester 50p coins made.
It was released in 2018 as part of the third and final series of Beatrix Potter coins which included Flopsy Bunny, Peter Rabbit (2018) and Mrs Tittlemouse.
Is The Tailor of Gloucester 50p Coin Rare?
Although The Tailor of Gloucester 50p was the design minted in the highest numbers of 2018 Beatrix series, overall only one other previous Beatrix Potter design was minted less, namely Jemima Puddle-Duck with 2,100,000.
This makes it the 5th rarest of the Beatrix Potter 50p designs.
Overall it is not considered one of the rarest and valuable 50p coins, but it can still be worth more than face value if you find a good one.
Is it Worth Selling The Tailor of Gloucester 50p?
The Tailor of Gloucester 50p coin is only worth considering to sell if you have one in either excellent circulated condition or one that’s in uncirculated and therefore in as good condition as the day it was minted. In this condition, it might be worth 8 to 9 times its face value.
About The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tailor of Gloucester, was one of Beatrix Potter’s first books and was published in 1903. It is reportedly one of her favourites.
The book tells the story of an old tailor who sends his cat Simpkin to get some “twist” he needs to finish a waistcoat for the Mayor’s wedding. However, the tailor falls ill and is not helped by his cat hiding the twist.
Days pass as the deadline grows closer and the tailor recovers well enough to get out of bed but knows there’s not enough time to finish the waistcoat. However, he is surprised to find much of the garment has been completed, unknowingly by him, by the mice who live where he works. All he needs to do is finish the buttonholes with the Twist which the guilty feeling cat has since given him.
The story was apparently inspired by real-world events.