Royal Mint Tom Kitten™ 2017 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
The Icon of Beatrix Potter’s Work – Release Dates for the 2017 Series
The adventurous hero of Beatrix Potter’s first book was so popular that ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ became the first in a series of 23 ‘small books for small hands’.
The third coin in the 2017 series features Tom Kitten from “The Tales of Tom Kitten”. Carefree, and full of mischievous boyishness, Tom is unusually defiant of parental strictures and taboos. Tom’s mother tries to dignify the rascal by calling him Thomas, dressing him in elegant clothes, and by issuing taboos once he is groomed and dressed to walk upon his hind legs and to stay away from the pig sty, the ash pit and other animals.However, in the end her efforts are in vain, and Tom and his sisters remain as carefree and mischievous as ever.
The 925 sterling silver coin features colour printing, highlighting selective elements. The coin has been finished to Proof standard and comes in a clear acrylic presentation case.
- Denomination: £0.50
- Year: 2017
- Coin Mintage: 30,000
- Alloy: 925 sterling silver
- Weight: 8.0g
- Diameter: 27.30mm
- Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
- Reverse Designer: Emma Noble based on Beatrix Potter originals
- Quality: Proof with selective colour
The reverse depicts a perplexed Tom dressed in “all sorts of elegant uncomfortable clothes” taken from a chest of drawers. Tom bursts several buttons, which his exasperated mother then has to sew back on.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of The United Kingdom with the latest Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Your coin is presented in a clear acrylic presentation case and comes complete with a serialised certificate of authenticity & outer cradboard packaging typical to the series.