By Lucy Buglass
Good news for coin collectors, six rare Peter Pan coins have been released for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Well-loved characters on the new coins include Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tick-Tock the Crocodile, Tinkerbell, Wendy and Nana, and fans can get their hands on all six.
Royal Mint has not released the coins, instead The Westminster Collective have released them, who produce collectable coins, which cannot be used at payment in the UK.
They’re only entering circulation in the Isle of Man, meaning mainland UK won’t end up receiving one in their change any time soon. Pound sterling is valid in the Isle of Man, but the Manx pound cannot be used over here.
The silver proof coins feature some beautiful designs, with full-colour illustrations that are a must have for any collector. But you can also get them in gold and silver with monochrome designs if you’d prefer.
If you’re desperate to get your hands on these, prices for these coins start at £6.25, with donations going directly to Great Ormond Street Hospital to support the hospital, fund services, pioneering research, equipment and essential refurbishment.
Each of the coins has different quotes on them to correspond with each character. For example, Tick-Tock the Crocodile has “It was the terrible tick-tick of the crocodile” and Peter Pan has the iconic line “All children except one, grow up”.
Less than an hour after the designs were revealed, The Westminster Collection received an overwhelming amount of traffic to their website, with around 3,000 people attempting to view the coins.
If people really want the 50p coins, they might have to look on bidding sites like eBay and hope they outbid other enthusiasts. This is where the hobby can get pretty expensive!
Even if you don’t want them, we’re sure you can all agree that the designs are beautiful and are going towards a very worthwhile cause.
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