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Peter Rabbit 50p coin in circulation in the Lake District

Peter Rabbit 50p coin Credit: The Royal Mint

The World Of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere and National Trust in The Lakes are the first places in country you can receive a special Petter Rabbit 50p circulating coin in your change.

The coin has been created to mark Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary, and will go into the tills in the Lake District on Easter weekend from Saturday 26 March 2016.

It is the first time a children's book character has appeared on a coin.

Where can you get one?

The coins will be going into the tills at the following attractions;

  • Hill Top
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead
  • Wray Castle in the Lake District
  • The World Of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere

When Beatrix Potter first published Peter Rabbit, back in 1902, the income from the sales of the book allowed her to buy Hill Top, in 1905, so it is fitting that the first coins will only be available in the Lake District.

– Royal Mint spokesperson
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