The Royal Mint has launched a collection of Mr Men and Little Miss coins, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the popular children’s books.
The Mr Men and Little Miss book series was created by renowned illustrator Roger Hargreaves in 1971, and continues to remain popular today.
The new Royal Mint coin collection pays homage to Hargreaves’ brilliant designs, and includes numerous different coins - some of which are in colour - perfect for those feeling nostalgic for the beloved Mr Men and Little Miss characters.
The Royal Mint website explains that the “Mr. Men Little Miss characters have become some of the most instantly recognisable in the world.
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“Featured in more than 90 books, as well as starring in films and TV series, their adventures have been translated into 17 different languages and followed by millions of fans.”
Which characters feature on the coins?
The six coins have been designed by Roger Hargreaves’ son, Adam, and feature the popular characters of Mr Happy, Mr Strong, Little Miss Sunshine and Little Miss Giggles.
The collection includes £1, £2, £5, £25 and £100 coins, which range in price from £13 to £2,370.
The most expensive in the collection is the Mr. Men Little Miss 2021 UK One Ounce Gold Proof coin, which costs £2,370 per coin or £7,110 for the three-coin series.
The cheapest in the collection is the Mr. Men Little Miss 2021 UK Brilliant Uncirculated coin, which costs £13 for a single coin or £39.00 for the three-coin series.
Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin, said: “Each year we celebrate British icons, anniversaries and moments from history on commemorative coins, and this is a fun new addition to the collection.
“With this year marking the 50th anniversary since the Mr. Men Little Miss characters were introduced to the world, it felt right to celebrate the loveable characters on their own commemorative coins.
To take a look at or purchase any of the Mr Men and Little Miss coins, visit the Royal Mint website.