- The Queen has ordered a new batch of 50p coins that show Paddington Bear
- Coins will mark the 60th anniversary of the beloved children’s book character
- News comes after Royal Mint confirmed the release of new Beatrix Potter coins
Privy Council documents released online show that the Queen had ordered new 50p coins to be designed to honour Paddington Bear.
According to the documents, Her Majesty has requested a batch of thousands of the coins to celebrate the literary character.
The coins would mark the 60th anniversary of the British stories.
The Queen has ordered a new batch of 50p coins showing Paddington Bear to mark the 60th anniversary of the stories
The documents also detailed what the potential coins would look like and what they would be made out of it.
Materials used to create them would include gold, silver and cupro-nickle.
While the pictures depicted on the new 50p coins will see the famous brown bear sitting in a suitcase at Paddington Station or waving a British flag outside Buckingham Palace.
The beloved bear has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity with two films about him since 2014, however it is unclear when and how many coins will be released of him
Those are the two designs that have been requested by the Palace.
It is unknown exactly how many of the the coins will be created, or when they will be released.
The beloved bear has experienced a revival in popularity recently, with two movies released starring him.
Paddington Bear author Michael Bond died last year, with stars such as Stephen Fry attending his funeral.
The potential new coins come hot on the heels of confirmation from the Royal Mint that they will release four new Beatrix Potter 50p coins which feature some of Britain’s most-loved children’s characters.
The news follows confirmation from the Royal Mint that four new Beatrix Potter-inspired coins will be released, after the launch of the 2016 collection in her honour
Peter Rabbit is one of four popular characters from the children’s author’s books to appear on the special coins.
He will join Flopsy Bunny – the mother of the captured rabbits – Mrs Tittlemouse and a helpful mouse from The Tailor Of Gloucester.
The four designs will be added to the mint’s Beatrix Potter collection, first launched in 2016 to commemorate 150 years since her birth.