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Paddington Bear's adventures on new coins

Paddington Bear's adventures on new coins

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 9:25am 13th August 2019. (Updated at 9:27am 13th August 2019)

The Royal Mint has released two new coins, capturing Paddington Bear's adventures around London.

The 50p designs show the lovable bear from deepest, darkest Peru at the Tower of London and St Paul's.

The latest coins will be in circulation from August 2019, with the first filling tills at The Royal Mint Experience from today!

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New coins are capturing the adventures of Paddington Bear around London. Photo: The Royal Mint

First created in 1958 by Michael Bond, Paddington Bear has captured the imagination of generations and the latest coins depict his ventures to two of the capital's most iconic landmarks.

They are 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!

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The 50p coins feature Paddington at The Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral. Photo: The Royal Mint

"Following the huge popularity of the coins featuring the much-loved bear last year, we thought it was only right that Paddington continued his adventures around London on UK coinage. 

"Paddington Bear is a massive part of British popular culture and is a favourite amongst fans of all ages, who we're sure will be looking out for him in their change, the first of which will go into tills in The Royal Mint Experience".

Nicola Howell, Director of Consumer Coin at The Royal Mint

Read more about the coins and how to get hold of them or watch Paddington's story below...

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