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Magical 50p Peter Pan Coins Have Launched - And They’re For Charity

If your life isn't complete without a sprinkling of pixie dust, you can now add a bit of magic to your wallet with the launch of the world's first Peter Pan fifty pence coins.

There are six coin designs to choose from, each dedicated to an important character in the book: fans can choose between Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tick-Tock the Crocodile, Tinkerbell, Wendy and Nana or a flying design on their 50p coins.

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The coins have been created as part of a partnership between distributor of collectable stamps and coins The Westminster Collection and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The launch celebrates 90 years since Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie gifted all future rights of the book to the hospital.

The coins, which start from £6.25 and cost £37.50 for the set of six, are already in hot demand, with thousands of people in the queue to buy them online.

They each come featuring a quote from the book and an illustration by David Wyatt from the Oxford University Press edition of Peter Pan, and are each presented in official Peter Pan packaging.

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For each coin sold, a donation will go directly to GOSH Charity to help the hospital and the seriously ill children who are cared for there.

According to The Westminster Collection, the 50p coin is a "collector's favourite", and has been struck to a "brilliant uncirculated quality", which, according to the website, is a "superior finish sought-after by collectors" and which means they will be "free of any marks and scratches that you would find on circulated coins".

A total of 25,000 of each design will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man, but these will not be considered legal tender in the UK.

A spokesperson from The Westminster Collection said it was an "honour" to create the coins.

"It has been an honour working with this fantastic charity to create the world's first Peter Pan 50ps, and for every coin sold a donation will go directly to GOSH Charity to support the hospital's most urgent needs: fund support services, pioneering research, equipment and refurbishment."

You can view the collection here.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/The Westminster Collection

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