Published on December 31st, 2016 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Win a Beatrix Potter Coin Cover Featuring Peter Rabbit
Three lucky winners will receive the Beatrix Potter Coin Cover contains the Brilliant Uncirculated Peter Rabbit 50p Coin and Miniature Sheet in our latest Beatrix Potter competition.
The Much-Loved Mischievous Bunny
“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” was the first of Beatrix Potter’s 23 little tales in 1902. It features the adventurous bunny that was the first character to appear on a coin from the Beatrix Potter collection. He also featured in five more books between 1904 and 1912.
The rabbits in Beatrix Potter’s stories are anthropomorphic and wear human clothes, Peter is no exception. He has a blue jacket and shoes. He was named after a pet rabbit that Beatrix had as a child called Peter Piper. The first story to include Peter Rabbit was originally created in 1893 as a letter to Noel Moore, the five year old son of Beatrix’s former governess, Annie Moore. The boy was ill and so she wrote him a picture and story letter to help him pass the time and cheer him up. The letter included sketches illustrating the narrative. In June 1903 an edition had gone to print and by the end of that year 28,000 copies were in print.
Over the years “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and as of 2008 the Peter Rabbit series has sold more than 151 million copies in 35 languages.
The book tells the story of four little rabbits named Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottaintail and Peter has captured the imaginations of millions of children around the world for generations. Peter Rabbit has become the emblem of Beatrix Potter’s work where readers have enjoyed the story about the blue-coated bunny and his antics in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden.
He disobeys his mother’s orders and sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden, eating as many vegetables as he can before Mr. McGregor spots him and chases him about. He manages to escape but not before losing his famous coat and shoes which are dressed up as a scarecrow by Mr. McGregor. Peter returns home weary and is put to bed with a dose of chamomile tea.
This mischievous bunny has been captured on a Peter Rabbit Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Coin that is instantly recognisable, with every whisker captured in fine detail. The balance between the character and the inscription mirrors the font used in the famous books and keeps in with the series which started with Beatrix Potter herself.
Win a Beatrix Potter Coin Cover Featuring Peter Rabbit Worth £50
We have a great competition worth £50 for you.
Three lucky winners can win a Beatrix Potter Coin Cover which contains the Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Coin on a filler card. This is inside an envelope that has the Peter Rabbit Miniature Sheet affixed to the front. We are also including the Miniature Sheet on its own as well which can either be kept in a sleeve or even framed as a keepsake gift.
To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize, simply enter your name and email address in the box below and you will be automatically entered into our sweepstake.
The closing date for this competition is midnight Sunday 15th January 2017. Three lucky winners will be selected at random and notified by email on Monday 16th January 2017.
Good luck everyone!