ATG Quirkies: Hop Over and Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday

peter rabbitThe folks on the other side of the pond are celebrating the 150th birthday of one of their most beloved authors with a very shiny tribute. According to Newsweek, the Royal Mint will release four Beatrix Potter-themed coins over the course of the year.  First on the list is Peter Rabbit who will grace the new 50 pence piece and will be the first character from children’s literature that has ever appeared on a U.K. coin.  No news on which of the other characters from Potter’s books will be featured on the three remaining coins.

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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