Christopher Robin 50p coin released by The Royal Mint after Disney collaboration

The Royal Mint has just released a new coin in collaboration with Disney.

Collectors can now get hold of a Christopher Robin 50p piece to mark the 100th anniversary of the real life figure.

A.A. Milne, author of Winnie The Pooh, named the character Christopher Robin after his own son a century ago.

The sweet coin shows Christopher walking down the stairs holding on to a teddy bear.

It joins other items in the collection – a 50p piece featuring Piglet blowing on a dandelion and another coin depicting Pooh tucking into a jar of honey.

Royal Mint's Product Designer Daniel Thorne is very excited by the new range.

He said: "Taking an original illustration from a full page of a storybook and condensing it down to the perimeter of a 50p, yet not taking away the essence of the story is a difficult feat but working with the original illustrations has been an amazing opportunity to bring those stories to life in a brand new way.

"The popularity of our childhood character coins is no surprise, they allow us a great opportunity to introduce a sense of nostalgia coupled with a splash of colour to make these coins real collector's items."

The new coins are available in a variety of different finishes – from base metal to silver and gold.

Brilliant uncirculated coins are being flogged for £10, while coloured base metal coins retail at £20.

Silver coloured 50p pieces can be purchased for £67.50.

Or if you want something a bit rarer, you can buy one of the gold coins for £1,125.

This cost is a lot steeper as there are only 525 of the items in existence.

The coins aren’t spendable so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to find one in circulation anywhere.

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