Isle of Man: Peter Pan 50p Series 2019

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The Isle of Man will soon issue a 50 Pence coin commemorating Peter Pan. The design of the coin will be unveiled on June 11.


The coin will also be released on June 11.


The designs have now been unveiled. Apparently it is not just 1 but rather a total of 6 50p coins for this theme.  :-X The coins were made by the Tower Mint and are currently available from the Westminster Collection.



25,000 pieces of each coin will be released into circulation on the Isle of Man.


MAKE A MINT Peter Pan and Captain Hook 50ps selling for double the value on eBay

By Hollie Borland, Senior Digital Consumer Reporter
14 Jun 2019, 16:19Updated: 14 Jun 2019, 16:22

NEW 50p coins featuring Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are already selling on eBay for twice their value just days after they went on sale.

The commemorative coins have been produced by Westminster Collection and were launched on Tuesday when collectors scrabbled to buy a set of six.

Each coin features a different character from J.M. Barrie's 1904 novel alongside quotes from Peter Pan.

Even though they're only legal tender in the Isle of Man, thousands of collectors joined the virtual queue to buy a set for £6.25, plus a £2.99 delivery charge.

But eBay sellers have been quick to cash in and are already flogging them for inflated prices online - even though they haven't received them from the supplier yet.

A single Peter Pan coin with the quote "All children except one, grow up" has already sold for £13.50 after attracting 13 bids online.

Another featuring an illustration of Captain Hook next to the quote "Avast belay, yo ho heave to, a-pirating we go" went for £13 after getting 12 bids.

A complete set costs £37.50 from the Westminster Collection or £30 if you buy it directly from the Post Office in the Isle of Man.

Despite this, a complete set of six has sold for £50 after receiving six bids. That's almost twice their original value.

The seller from Kidderminster wrote: "Brand new and sealed full Peter Pan 50p set, will be sent via a tracked delivery once I receive them. No returns."

Brits' obsession with coins kicked off in 2016 when a Peter Rabbit coin sold for £60 by the Royal Mint raised £600 at auction.

Colin Bellamy from Coin Hunter puts the inflated eBay prices down to sellers who are hoping to make a "quick buck".

He told The Sun: "The majority of people selling them on eBay is down to hysteria. They want to make a quick buck.

"Many people assume that there will be a limited supply of them and that they'll be able to make a profit by selling them on, only to regret it in a month's time when the price drops.

"Because that's what happens you see. More often than not, they end up deflating in price."

Collectors are often left frustrated when coins are snapped up in bulk purely for the resell.

Someone commented on the Change Checker site: "My partner collects first day coin covers and looks daily for new issues, unable to buy Stephen Hawking and now Peter Pan. Why is it that these are now being sold on eBay sometimes several by the same seller."

The coins have been created in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity to celebrate 90 years since the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, gifted all future rights in Peter Pan to them.

And some people have pointed out that buying coins through secondary sellers means that nothing of the sale goes to the charity.

Colin recommends holding off for a few months before buying your coins to make sure that you don't make a loss.

He advised: "If you want to buy a particular coin you should always try and buy it from the official supplier before looking on eBay.

"You should also wait a few months because 99 out of 100 times the value will drop.

"Always look for the issue number too. Typically, around 30,000 of each design is minted so if it's less than that then it may be more valuable in the future."

Source: The Sun
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.



They are now also available in UNC quality from Island Stamps and Coins for 20 pounds for the 6 coins: Peter Pan 50p Set | Island Stamps and Coins


The sale of the coins raised a quarter of a million for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Left: Elliot Dawson (Sales and Marketing Director Tower Mint), Olivia Dawson (GOSH patient who struck the first silver coin).
Middle: Bil Henderson (Member of the Manx Treasury)
Far right: Raphael Maklouf (Mintmaster Tower Mint)

The others I do not know.


A coloured base-metal version of one of the 2019-dated Peter Pan 50p coins has today been released. It can only be purchased together with a coloured base-metal version of a 2020-dated Peter Pan 50p coin, that was also not available before. The set can be seen here.

Both the 2019 and 2020-dated series of Peter Pan 50p coins were available before in silver coloured, but not in base-metal coloured editions.