This 2016 Peter Rabbit coin has sent collectors into a frenzy – here's why

An eBay user has listed one of the Beatrix Potter 50p coins for a whopping £599. The rare Half Whisker Peter Rabbit 50p, listed by user paws_and_jaws, has garnered 184 watchers eager to see if anyone will snap up the special edition coin. The seller’s description of the coin reads: “Very rare, circulated Peter Rabbit half whisker 50 pence coin. Please see photos for condition.” They have also promised to post the coin for no extra cost via Royal Mail First Class, meaning potential buyers could have the coin by Tuesday 5th February if they act fast.

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The Beatrix Potter coins were issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the famous author’s birth

With a 100 percent positive feedback rating, the seller has listed just two photos of the coin, showing its excellent condition.

The Peter Rabbit coin was issued in 2016 as part of the first collection of the special Beatrix Potter coins.

The Beatrix Potter coins were issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the famous author’s birth.

Peter Rabbit had a mintage of 9,600,000, so it’s not as rare as some collectors may have hoped.

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