2016 Fifty-Pence, 150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potter, Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Boxed with Cerificate FDC

On the 150th anniversary of the birth of this gifted woman, The Royal Mint celebrates the wonderful world of Miss Potter for the very first time. Mirroring the charming illustrations created by the woman herself, we celebrate Beatrix Potter's pioneering spirit on this United Kingdom 50p coin. Limited to only 2,500, thus very scarce.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MISS POTTER. On 28 July 1866 Helen Beatrix Potter was born in Kensington, London. She was the first child of Rupert and Helen Potter and her brother Walter Bertram completed the family in 1872. The children grew up in London where they kept a menagerie of small pets including mice, rabbits and a hedgehog, and were most diligent in their care. The Potters took long holidays in Scotland, where Beatrix received her first art lessons from a Miss Cameron, and later in the Lake District, where both children were allowed great freedom to explore the countryside. In 1883, a new governess was appointed for Beatrix. Just a few years older than her charge, Miss Annie Carter would go on to become Beatrix's dear friend, Mrs Annie Moore. Annie's eight children were often the recipients of beautifully illustrated story letters from Beatrix, and it was Annie who first suggested they might make good children's books. Beatrix loved to sketch and paint from an early age she often made studies of her pets. It was her charming illustrations and delightful tales that went on to capture so many little imaginations, and 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten and many more. 70216 

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