A new set of limited edition Peter Rabbit coins are now available in limited numbers.
The Royal Mint has confirmed a new batch of coins featuring the cheeky Beatrix Potter character – and some of his friends – has been released in limited numbers, meaning collectors could be sitting on a small fortune if they manage to get one.
The coins were released on 19 March this year on the Royal Mint website.
The coins themselves will be released on 19 March this year on the Royal Mint website.
It will be the fourth year in a row the Royal Mint has released the Peter Rabbit-themed coins after first announcing them to mark the 100th anniversary of Beatrix Potter in 2016.
The first set featured five coins, four with a character on it and one with Beatrix Potter’s name on it, but later sets have only included four.
Today, the most sought after ones are the Peter Rabbit editions – with the 2016 edition selling for upwards of £600 and the 2017 version, selling for £650.
Coin expert Colin Bellamy says he believes one of the characters will be a fox called Mr Tod and a badger called Tommy Brock, both from the Tale of Mr Tod.
The other coin is expected to be of a fat mouse called Samuel Whiskers from The Roly-Poly Pudding
They will join Jeremy Fisher, Benajmin Bunny, Tom Kitten, the Tailor of Gloucester, Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and Peter Rabbit from previous years.
It follows news the Royal Mint will release a special edition coin in honour of late scientist Stephen Hawking. It is the first time he has been represented on a coin and marks a new Innovation in Science series.