Raymond Briggs’ beloved winter’s tale returns on a 50p coin in 2023, as we celebrate The SnowmanTM with a magical new design by award-winning illustrator and animator Robin Shaw.
Originally created by Briggs in 1978 as a wordless picture book, the story has since become synonymous with British Christmas traditions, helped in part by the popular film adaptation starring
David Bowie. Traditionally broadcast on Christmas Eve by Channel 4, the tale’s original meaning about the transience of life has evolved to capture the warmth and joy of festive spirit.
- Celebrating a beloved winter’s tale with The Royal Mint’s official Christmas coin
- Robin Shaw, the award-winning illustrator and animator, has created an original design that brings the heart-warming story to life
- The first coin celebrating The SnowmanTM to feature the official coinage portrait of His Majesty The King on its obverse
- Created in partnership with Snowman Enterprises Limited
- Accompanied by beautifully designed packaging that offers a charming retelling of the wordless masterpiece