2015 Paddington Commemorative Coins Released

by CoinNews.net on February 11, 2015 · 0 comments

New from the Pobjoy Mint is an adorable commemorative coin featuring the lovable bear named Paddington.

2015 Paddington Bear Commemorative Coin

2015 Paddington Bear Commemorative Coin

Known throughout the world, Paddington is a fictional character appearing in more than 70 stories written by British-born writer Michael Bond. Paddington books have been translated into 40 languages with more than 35 million copies sold worldwide. Most recently, the bear starred in its own comedy film.

Available in uncirculated cupro-nickel and in proof sterling silver, the crown coins show Paddington waving at his adoring fans while wearing his famous hat, duffle coat and trademark suitcase.

Obverses or heads side feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Paddington coins are struck by the Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Isle of Man Government to a diameter of 38.6 millimeters and a weight of 28.28 grams. The cupro-nickel coins have an unlimited mintage while the sterling silver coins are capped at 10,000.

For more information, visit www.pobjoy.com.

The Pobjoy Mint provided the following background on Paddington:

For almost 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has been entertaining children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru famous for his love of marmalade.

Since the first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published by HarperCollins in 1958, a further 13 full-length novels and countless other formats have been published. Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut onto the big screen.

In recognition of Paddington’s extraordinary popularity and success, Michael Bond was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from the Queen for services to children’s literature in 1997.

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