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Paddington Bear Cashes in with Coins

Paddington Bear Cashes in with Coins

The Copyrights Group has teamed up with The Royal Mint for two commemorative coins that celebrate the 60th anniversary of the book A Bear Called Paddington.

The keepsake coins are available in two styles: Paddington waving a British flag outside of Buckingham Palace and Paddington waiting at Paddington Station, landmarks he has visited in the series.

"I loved reading the books about Paddington when I was younger, and felt a real sense of nostalgia as I was designing these coins,” says Dave Knapton, coin designer, The Royal Mint. “Paddington was part of my childhood, but now he's being discovered by a whole new generation. I wanted to bring his portrait to life and show him in a very realistic environment, so I began with a modern train at Paddington Station, showing Paddington waiting patiently on his suitcase for his new life to begin.”

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