The holiday season is well on its way and, in the U.K., The Royal Mint has officially unveiled a new design for the 50p coin this Christmas, and it features the image of The Snowman from Raymond Brigg’s classic children’s picture book of the same name.
As Plymouth Live reports, the coins are being created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the beloved book, and this is only the second time a 50p to be pressed with a Christmas theme in the U.K. A ‘Christmas Truce’ 50p was released last year and celebrated the Christmas truce that occurred between British and German forces during WWI.
A spokesperson from The Royal Mint said: “Taking inspiration from the original hand-drawn book illustrations, The Royal Mint has worked in partnership with award winning illustrator Robin Shaw and Snowman Enterprises to create this special coin.”
While The Snowman has appeared on other coins over the years, this will be the first time he appears on a nationwide coin. Those of you who would like to purchase one of the 50ps can do so on RoyalMint.com.