New 50p coin based on Winnie the Pooh coming soon – and it could be worth loads

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A new series of 50p coins are to be launched by the Royal Mint.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh, the coins will celebrate the character created by A.A. Milne.

This new coin collection will include Piglet and Christopher Robin 50p coins too.

If the new money is following the Peter Rabbit coins, there could be a full collection, with Tiggers, Eeyores, Rabbits, Kangas and Roos.

The Royal Mint said: "A long time ago, a bear of very little brain bumped down the stairs and into our world.

"He loves honey, Christopher Robin and all of his friends.

"He is known for his hums, tucking into smackerels and for getting into all sorts of sticky spots. We all know and love Winnie the Pooh."

The Royal Mint added: "Bee-ginning with Winnie the Pooh 50p coin.

"We are introducing a series of designs inspired by the classic stories of A.A. Milne.

"Welcome Winnie the Pooh and friends into your life as they appear for the first time on a UK 50p coin."

There's no idea whether the coins will be released in general circulation or kept as a collectors' edition.

But if they're anything like the Paddington Bear and Peter Rabbit coins which were released to the public, you could find one easily.

If you do spot the Winnie the Pooh coins among your change, they could be worth a lot of money.

That's because finding a Peter Rabbit or Paddington Bear 50p coin has sold for a fortune on eBay.

In the past, the rarest coins have been flogged for a few hundreds or even thousands of pounds online.

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