This rare Peter Rabbit 50p just sold for £1,000 - have you got one?

21 September 2018, 16:35 | Updated: 2 October 2018, 12:50

Peter Rabbit coin
Picture: Royal Mint

By Tom Eames

Next time you get a load of change, make sure you check it before spending again!

A special Peter Rabbit coin is worth a huge amount of money. The limited edition 50p coin has been purchased by a massive £1,000 on eBay, and there's more out there to be found.

The coin was released in 2016 as part of a commemorative set, paying homage to legendary children's author Beatrix Potter.

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Each coin in the collection featured a different character in the famous series following the adventures of Peter Rabbit and his friends.

The design, by Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble, features the character's name 'PETER RABBIT' inscribed in capital letters across the top of the 50pm, along with a picture of Peter’s cute face.

Peter Rabbit coin
Picture: Royal Mint

Emma said of the coin: "I have tried to make sure that Beatrix’s characters are instantly recognisable on the coins, with every whisker, spine or feather captured in fine detail.

"I have also tried to achieve a delicate balance between each character and the inscription; the famous names clear for all to see."

Other Beatrix Potter characters including Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher and Mrs Tiggy Winkle also feature in the special collection.

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The Royal Mint has said that Peter's 50p is one of the most rare coins to find: "Struck by The Royal Mint, this coin has proved to be extremely popular with coin collectors."

While it may be worth a lot of money, there are still millions of the Peter Rabbit 50p still to be found.

Happy hunting!