Royal Mint launches new Peter Rabbit £5 coin that could cost £2.3k to buy

A new £5 with Peter Rabbit and his friends on the front has been released by Royal Mint.

The piece is the first one featuring the Beatrix Potter character and his pals on a £5 coin.

Previously, the characters have appeared on 50p coins where it has been one of the most popular commemorative collections.

Now the latest addition features a warming scene of the Rabbit family where Peter's mum warns him not to get into any mischief.

It features in the text: "Now run along, and don't get into mischief, I'm going out."

Coin collectors can find the change available in a brilliant, as well as a silver and gold edition.

Prices are ranging from just £13 to an eye-watering £2,315 for a £100 denomination.

However, the coin won't end up in your spare change anything soon as it's not going to enter general circulation.

The £5 coin is the only release featuring Peter Rabbit this year, in partnership with publisher Penguin Random House.

It has been designed by the Royal Mint's own Ffion Gwillim.

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The Peter Rabbit coins were first released in 2016 to mark the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter.

A new design has then been launched each year to celebrate the popular children's author.

Just last year, a rare Peter Rabbit 50p coin was spotted on sale for £4,000 on eBay.

The 2016 coins are thought to be the rarest, featuring an up-close portrait of Peter Rabbit's face which are available in silver and gold.

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It was released to celebrate Beatrix Potter's life and features the dates 1866 to 1943 with Peter Rabbit at the centre.

From Flopsy Bunny to Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, the special coins include elements which commemorate the children's author.

Thomas Merrington, creative director of Penguin Ventures, said: "Peter Rabbit has had an exceptional adventure with The Royal Mint over the past five years.

"His appearance on the £5 crown marks a new chapter for our partnership and provides an exciting opportunity to showcase Beatrix Potter's original illustration in a creative new way."

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