I was really surprised last week when we were sent a beautiful 50p Coin.
We are a family of coin collectors so when we opened our gift, we all gasped at the shiny beauty.
My husband being a avid collector from a young age, was really impressed.
The Snowman first published 40 years ago, is a wordless picture book that tells the story of a little boy who builds a Snowman.
On a cold winter’s night a snowman comes to life and befriends the little boy who built him.
After exploring the boy’s house together and sharing a candlelit feast, the pair fly across the frozen countryside, before racing home to beat the dawn, but wonder turns to sadness.
The next morning, the boy wakes to find his snowman has melted.
As the story of The Snowman turns 40, The Royal Mint has presented this commemorative coin struck especially for the occasion.
The coin is amazing!! Modelled by author and illustrator Robin Shaw, I just love how Raymond Briggs characters are brought to life in a fantastic dynamic design.
The coin depicts the boy and the snowman soaring through the night sky together above Brighton Pier.
The coin is the perfect size for a Christmas stocking filler.
It comes in a small fold-out booklet which features illustrations by Robin Shaw – Assistant Director of The Snowman and the Snowdog.
Not only is it a great stocking filler, it’s also a collectable with no plans for The Snowman coin to enter circulation.
We are thrilled with it and my eldest son will be adding it to his coin collection.
The 50p coin truly is a beautiful keepsake.
Check out The Snowman coin collection https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/40th-anniversary-of-the-snowman/