Jemima Puddle Duck 50p

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'The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck’ features a domestic duck, named Jemima, whose character is featured on this 50p coin. Designed by Emma Noble, Jemima Puddle-Duck is instantly recognisable in the centre of the coin. In this 1908 tale Jemima was a real duck belonging to Beatrix Potter. All Jemima wants to do is lay her eggs in peace. More about the Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p This special edition 50p coin was issued in 2016 to celebrate one of Beatrix Potter’s much loved children’s tales, ‘The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck’. Beatrix Potter lived from 1866 to 1943 and was the artist behind some of the best-loved characters in children’s literature.

2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck Cupro Nickel Fifty Pence Reverse
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2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck Cupro Nickel Fifty Pence in Presentation Folder Reverse
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck Silver Proof Fifty Pence Reverse
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck Silver Proof Fifty Pence Obverse
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck Silver Proof Fifty Pence Coin Certificate Obverse
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck Silver Proof Fifty Pence Coin Certificate Reverse

The Royal Mint have released a series of coins to commemorate the life and works of Beatrix Potter. The first Beatrix Potter coin celebrates her life and is available here.

The other coins in the series feature Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

These coins were released in early June.

Uncirculated in Folder

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Sold Out at the Mint!

On 18th April, 2016, we noticed the mint have sold out of the individual silver proof Beatrix Potter coloured coins and are no longer accepting orders for them.

Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck was published in July, 1908. It tells the story of the naive Jemima, and her interation with Mr Tod, a fox plotting to eat her.


The reverse of the coin shows Jemima Puddle-Duck. It was designed by the Royal Mint engraver, Emma Noble, who has designed the other coins in the series. The silver proof version of the coin is coloured, whereas the uncirculated coin is not.

The obverse shows the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark.

Brilliant Uncirculated

This coin comes presented in a colourful folder.

Silver Proof

The silver proof version of the coin incorporates colour printing technology. The reverse design of Jemima Puddle-Duck is printed in colour.

Jemima Puddle Duck 50p Coin Value

Jemima puddle duck 50p coin value

The coin comes in a perspex presentation block, and is accompanied by a booklet telling the story of Jemima Puddle-Duck.


The silver proof version has a 'limited presentation' of 15,000 coins. This does not mean that only 15,000 will be minted - it means the amount that will be presented in the Perspex block. Theoretically, the mint could produce millions more in a different presentation box.

We think the mint is likely to bring out a set featuring the four silver proof coins, later in the year.

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© Provided by The i The Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny designs were named among the rarest 50p coins by the Royal Mint (Photo: PA)

While many versions of the 50p coin have been issued, few designs raise a smile like those released to commemorate the beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter.

Various characters have been honoured over the years, with some of the coins issued in smaller mintages, which makes them more valued by collectors.

The Royal Mint has revealed the rarest 50p coins in circulation ahead of the 50th anniversary of decimalisation, which included two of the Beatrix Potter designs.

Here are the coins to look out for in your own loose change, and how they compare to some of the rarest coins in circulation.

© Provided by The i Two Beatrix Potter designs were named among the rarest 50p coins by the Royal Mint (Photo: PA)

How rare are the Beatrix Potter 50p coins?

Two of the Beatrix Potter collection make the Royal Mint’s top 10 rankings – one adorned with the image of Peter Rabbit, the other with Flopsy Bunny.

Both were released into circulation in 2018, and have a mintage of 1,400,000, putting them in joint sixth position.

While there has only been one Flopsy Bunny 50p coin issued, the Peter Rabbit design is one of three, with the others – released in 2016 and 2017 – far more common.

There are other relatively rare Beatrix Potter coins, such as the 2018 Mrs Tittlemouse coin with a circulation of 1,700,000, and the Jemima Puddle Duck design from 2016 at 2,100,000.

Others with a comparatively low mintage include the 2018 Tailor of Gloucester (3,900,000), and the 2016 Squirrel Nutkin (5,000,000), while the most common design is the 2017 Benjamin Button coin, with 25,000,000 released into circulation.

The 2009 Kew Gardens 50p remains by far the rarest coin in circulation, with a mintage of just 210,000, while the most common, the 1997 Britannia 50p, has a circulation of 456,364,100 times. Here is the Royal Mint’s full top 10:

1. 2009 Kew Gardens, 210,000

2. 2011 Olympic Wrestling, 1,129,500

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=3. 2011 Olympic Football, 1,161,500

=3. 2011 Olympic Judo, 1,161,500

5. 2011 Olympic Triathlon, 1,163,500

=6. 2018 Peter Rabbit, 1,400,000

=6. 2018 Flopsy Bunny, 1,400,000

8. 2011 Olympic Tennis, 1,454,000

9. 2011 Olympic Goalball, 1,615,500

10. 2011 Olympic Shooting, 1,656,500

Are the Beatrix Potter 50p coins valuable?

The rare coins website Change Checker has an eBay tracker, which details how some 50p coins can fetch significant sums in the secondary sale market.

According to this, the most valuable of the Beatrix Potter coins is the Jemima Puddle-Duck design, which fetched an average of £12.00 over the nine most recent completed eBay sales up to mid-January.

This is significantly behind the Kew Gardens 50p coin, which reportedly attracted an average price of £156.00.

There are are no shortage of sellers on eBay purporting to sell a range of rare 50p coins, which tend to offer the 2018 Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny designs for between £9 and £15.

It should be pointed out, as Change Checker states, the market in supposedly valuable coins “can be a bit of a minefield,” and it’s important to do your research before being taken in by viral stories of coins fetching huge sums.

Last year, for example, various reports claimed a Battle of Hastings 50p sold for £63,000 on eBay, supposedly because it was “very rare”.

This coin was launched in 2016 to commemorate the famous battle’s 950th anniversary, with as many as 6.7 million entering circulation. Pick 3 night time.

Jemima Puddle Duck 50p Coin

Speaking to The Mirror, Alexandra Fiddons from Change Checker wasn’t able to explain exactly why the coin would sell for such a purportedly high fee, but said that sometimes “random coins” do reach surprising prices.

Jemima Puddle Duck 50p Worth

While some coins can fetch sums comfortably above their 50p value, often it is “error coins” – versions which found their way into circulation after being minted with mistakes – which are particularly valued by collectors.