The Royal Mint’s Next Collectable!

The Royal Mint has unveiled the next collectable 50p in its popular Classic Children’s Literature coin series, celebrating the beloved story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. 

The Royal Mint’s talented craftspeople have faithfully reproduced the original illustration drawn by Pauline Baynes in fine detail, of Mr Tumnus and Lucy walking through the snowy woods in Narnia to appear on a 50p, which measures no more than 27.30mm in diameter. The process requires Royal Mint coin designers to digitally translate Pauline’s illustrations onto a coin, ensuring that no detail is lost during the process of the collectable 50p being struck.

A selection of coins in the range also feature colour, bringing both characters to life as part of the coin’s design. By combining traditional British craftsmanship, innovative minting technology as well as colour printing techniques, The Royal Mint has captured Pauline Baynes’ illustration in exceptional detail and colour capturing the true essence of the globally read tale and both characters. 

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