2019 Royal Mint new coinage: Paddington bear greets you
- August 13, 2019
Two new 50p designs have been unveiled today, depicting the nation’s favourite bear at two iconic London landmarks, the Tower of London, The Royal Mint’s former home and St Paul’s Cathedral.
The new coins follow Paddington’s debut on UK coins in 2018, which saw him visiting his train station namesake and Buckingham Palace.
Following Paddington Bear’s debut on UK coins in 2018 to celebrate his 60th anniversary, The Royal Mint has unveiled two new 50p coins that continue to chronicle the friendly Peruvian bear’s adventures around London.
First created in 1958 by Michael Bond, Paddington Bear has captured the imagination of generations and the latest coins depict Paddington’s ventures to two of the capital’s most iconic landmarks –The Royal Mint’s former home, The Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. The designs follow the popularity of the 2018 coins which saw Paddington visit his namesake train station and the guards outside Buckingham Palace.
Paddington Bear at London Tower
Paddington Bear at St Paul’s Cathedral
Sources: Royal Mint and Numismag.