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The Royal Mint launched the commemorative coins celebrating the 20th anniversary of the literary monster The Gruffalo.
The Gruffalo is a children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in a European forest. It was penned for readers aged three to seven, and is about 700 words long. It is written in rhyming couplets, featuring repetitive verse with minor variance. The book has sold over 13 million copies, has won several prizes for children's literature, and has been developed into plays on both the West End and Broadway and even an Oscar nominated animated film.
The gold edition of the coin is finished to the highest standard. This gives the coin a textured effect, with some areas having a mirrored finish and some being frosted to give contrast to the design. It cased in a walnut case, within a carton showcasing The Gruffalo, this product also features a booklet, taking the reader through the story of The Gruffalo.
The fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.
·ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·50 PENCE·2019
The stars of the Gruffalo, the little brown mouse and the Gruffalo appear together.
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