Royal Mint releases adorable Disney 50p coin featuring Piglet in full colour

The Royal Mint has released the third coin in its Disney collaboration – Winnie the Pooh and friends.

The coin will depict the much-loved character Piglet on a 50p piece in honour of the author A.A Milne.

It will stand alongside two other special edition 50p's featuring Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin which were released in autumn.

Lovers of the books will love the sweet coin which shows Piglet holding a dandelion flower in the iconic illustration style of the series.

Illustrated by E.H. Shepard, the coin will come in a number of finishes from the base metal known as “brilliant uncirculated” to a coloured coin, silver and even gold.

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The brilliant uncirculated coin will cost £10 while the colour version is £20.

However, the price jumps a little if you want the silver coin which costs £67.50.

And, it goes up even further for the gold coin which will set you back a whopping £1,125.

Clare Maclennan, Director of Commemorative Coin for The Royal Mint, said: "We are so excited to launch the third coin in our popular Winnie the Pooh and Friends series, celebrating A. A Milne's classic character Piglet.

"The intricate design is inspired by the original watercolour drawings, and will make a special edition to any Christmas stocking.

"Collecting coins remains a popular hobby in the UK, and we see a lot of demand for our ranges celebrating children's characters, especially at Christmas.”

Winnie the Pooh was first published in 1926 an has become a popular story for children over many decades.

The series tells the story of Christopher Robin’s lovable bear pal and his friends Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Kanger, Rabbit, Owl and Roo.

As with all Royal Mint collectors items the 50p isn’t spendable.

But, why you’d want to give it away we don’t know!

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