The 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter was celebrated by the Royal Mint, releasing 4 coloured 50p Coins, another 4 being released in 2017. About the Coin: Beatrix Potter’s mischevious Tom Kitten appears on the reverse of this coloured silver proof coin. This is the second series of Beatrix Potter coins and only 40,000 of these coins have been produced. 1 The first and only official UK coin to feature Tom Kitten 2 Struck in 925 sterling silver and finished to Proof standard 3 Enhanced by colour printing 4 Presented in a clear acrylic case This coin has an error on it when it left the Royal Mint. This is a One-Of-A-Kind error in the minting process. The printed component on the coin has been rotated to the right , you can see from Tom’s ears that the colour has spilled over to the right of his ears (and also his face). Some coins have left rotation of the print, this is the only one I’ve seen with right sided print offset. This coin is a rarity, that collectors would have a keen interest in. The fact that it’s a silver proof coin, and it left the Royal Mint with the error, this makes this coin a unique, one of a kind production. This VERY coin has been featured on. The item “ERROR COIN Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten 2017 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Sunday, October 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\2000s”. The seller is “billyf1-coin” and is located in Newtownabbey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Number of Pieces: 1