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Why purchase this colorized Silver GEM Proof 2018 50p coin featuring Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace?
2018 marks the 60th Anniversary of the release of the children's book "A Bear Called Paddington," which launched a series of more than twenty books by world-renowned British author Michael Bond. The Royal Mint of Great Britain is commemorating this milestone with a series of two coins dedicated to the charming, marmalade-loving Paddington Bear character. This seven-sided, 27.3 mm diameter, 2018 dated coin is the second release of the series, struck from 8 grams of .925 fine silver. Mintage is limited to 75,000 proofs.
Delightfully Colorized Paddington Bear Design
A colorized illustration of Paddington Bear appears on the reverse. The design by David Knapton portrays the bear standing in front of Buckingham Palace wearing his iconic blue duffle coat and red hat, while waving a British flag.
Jody Clark's crowned portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is centered on the obverse, framed by the legend "ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. F.D., 50 PENCE, 2018."
Gorgeous GEM Proof Coin
This 2018 Great Britain Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace 8 g Silver Proof coin is ungraded, presented in beautiful, uncirculated GEM Proof condition, possessing the qualities expected on a coin graded 65 or better on the Sheldon Scale: a superb strike, gorgeous frosted and mirrored surfaces, and fabulous eye appeal.
This second release of The Royal Mint's two coin series commemorating Paddington Bear's 60th Anniversary belongs in your collection! Purchase the beautifully designed colorized silver proof from MCM today!
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Display Weight:||8 g|
|Weight in Grams:||8 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2572 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Paddington at Buckingham Palace|
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