2019 50p gruffalo coin struck by Royal Mint
- October 17, 2019
The Royal Mint celebrates the 20th Anniversary of one of the world’s favourite literary monsters, The Gruffalo, in partnership with Magic Light Pictures with a new commemorative coin celebrating Mouse and Gruffalo’s first meeting.
The famous story of brains over brawn, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler was first published twenty years ago. Since then, it has become a firm bedtime favourite having sold 14.5 million copies worldwide, with the tale and stunning illustrations proving to children globally that monsters aren’t always frightening.
The Gruffalo and Mouse commemorative 50p captures the distinctive beast and Mouse meeting in the woods. The coin is available in different finishes including the Silver proof coloured coin which captures the uniqueness of the Gruffalo monster and the bravery of Mouse in incredibly vibrant colours and detail.
Sources: Royal Mint and Numismag.