The first time Paddington met the Queen!
As part of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, Paddington Bear was invited to a very special evening at Buckingham Palace, full of tea and marmalade sandwiches!
But it was in 2018 that Paddington first met the Queen, as he visited Buckingham Palace on a brand new 50p coin! Issued by The Royal Mint in 2018, this coin celebrates the 60th anniversary of this iconic British Bear.
This was the second 50p in the series, which was one the most sought-after 50p series ever!
The coins are based on the modern adaptation from the CGI-live action movie, featuring Paddington waving a Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace.
These 2018 coins represent the first time Paddington has featured on official UK coinage and serious collectors will want to guarantee themselves one in the best possible condition.
Even the newest, shiniest standard circulation coins have numerous marks and scratches. That's why The Royal Mint issue specially struck collector quality "Brilliant Uncirculated" coins that are guaranteed not to have the scratches and chips of normal circulation coins.
This coin is no longer available from The Royal Mint, but you can secure the Brilliant Uncirculated issue today for just £12.99.
2018 UK Paddington at Palace CERTIFIED BU 50p
(+ £2.99 p&p)
(+ £2.99 p&p)
- Year of Issue: 2018
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Denomination: 50p
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel
- Weight: 8.00g
- Diameter: 27.30mm
- Reverse Designer: David Knapton
- Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
- Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated