Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Squirrel Nutkin are the new faces for the 50p coin. Yes, really

Proclamation by the Queen confirms new coin designs

Famous Beatrix Potter characters are set to be featured on new 50p coins to mark what would be the author’s 150th birthday.

The Queen has issued a proclamation calling for the new designs.

The proclamation specifies:

3. The designs of the said coins shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression either Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016” and for the reverse designs either:

(a) a portrait of Jemima Puddle-Duck with the inscription “JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK”;

(b) a portrait of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle with the inscription “MRS. TIGGY-WINKLE”; or

(c) a portrait of Squirrel Nutkin with the inscription “SQUIRREL NUTKIN”.

The coins shall have a plain edge.’

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