Inspired by the British countryside, Beatrix Potter wrote 23 little tales of adventure. Each of these tales featured different characters who were based upon animals of the countryside, with one of these animals a particular favourite of the tales – Peter Rabbit.
Adored by generations of readers, Peter Rabbit has led us on escapades from when we were young readers to reading to our children. An instantly recognisable character of fiction, he is undoubtedly the most famous and well-known of Potter’s characters.
We first started celebrating the life and work of Beatrix Potter in 2016, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of her birth, and it is no surprise that Peter Rabbit is one of the most popular characters in the collection. Since then we have released a new Peter Rabbit coin every year and 2019 is no exception. Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble has carefully engraved each detail and the 2019 design depicts Peter Rabbit in his trademark jacket.