When the Royal Mint released its Beatrix Potter collection last year, the website crashed due to high demand from eager coin collectors.
A total of 30,000 of the coins were released in April 2016 but sold out within a day.
Despite the popularity of the other coins in the collection, the Jemima Puddleduck 50p is currently the rarest Beatrix Potter coin.
The coin is twice as rare as the next scarcest Beatrix Potter coin, Squirrel Nutkin.
Why? Well they made a lot fewer of them.
“When one coin in a series has a much lower mintage figure, collectors struggle to complete the set,” coin collecting site ChangeChecker explained in a blog post .
The story behind the 50p designs
Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble was chosen to immortalise Potter’s much-loved illustrations for the 2017 coin collection.
The designer has previously worked on coins commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation, Remembrance Sunday, and King George I.
The 2017 collection, developed in collaboration with Penguin Random House, publisher of Beatrix Potter’s Tales, will kick off with a famously cheeky character from Potter’s books – Peter Rabbit himself.
Characters in the 2017 collection include the new Peter Rabbit coin as well as Jeremy Fisher, Benjamin Bunny and Tom Kitten
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