The iconic stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends have remained popular works of fiction ever since their first publication in 1926. Wonderful bedtime stories for children, the exploits of Winnie the Pooh and his friends leave an indelible mark on the imagination for life. Now we celebrate the gloomy donkey Eeyore on the seventh coin in the immensely popular Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Friends UK 50p Coin Collection.
The Hundred Acre Wood wouldn’t be the same happy place everyone knows and loves without Eeyore. Despite his pessimistic outlook on life, the blue-grey donkey is kind and generous and loved by Winnie the Pooh and his friends. The ‘silly old bear’ regards him as a ‘dear friend’ and Eeyore is patient with Pooh’s simple thinking.