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Beatrix Potter celebrated with Peter Rabbit coin

Children’s author Beatrix Potter’s fictional character Peter Rabbit will appear on British coins in honour of her birth.
Her most famous creation is set to become the first children’s literary figure to appear on British money when Britain’s Royal Mint put the 50 pence piece into circulation to mark the 150th anniversary of Potter’s birth in 1866.
The vegetable thief, who first appeared in 1902 book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, is one of four of Potter’s characters to appear on coins throughout 2016.
Royal Mint designer Emma Noble says, “I wanted to put Beatrix Potter’s illustrations to the forefront of my design as they are lovely images and the characters are very well known… I felt they were strong enough to stand alone and I designed them in this way as I thought they would work best for both the coloured commemorative and uncoloured circulating coins.”
Potter died in 1943, aged 77.

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