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Little Miss Sunshine coin joins commemorative collection

PA Media logo PA Media 04/05/2021 By Vicky Shaw, PA Personal Finance Correspondent
a close up of a sign: The Royal Mint’s new coin series features Little Miss Sunshine and other Mr Men and Little Miss characters (Matt Crossick/PA) © Matt Crossick The Royal Mint’s new coin series features Little Miss Sunshine and other Mr Men and Little Miss characters (Matt Crossick/PA)

A coin celebrating Little Miss Sunshine has gone on sale as part of the Royal Mint’s commemorative Mr Men and Little Miss collection.

The £5 vibrant yellow coin is the final one to be released in the series, which also features Mr Happy and Little Miss Giggles with Mr Strong.

a little girl posing for a picture: Presenter Jenni Falconer unveils the Royal Mint’s new £5 Little Miss Sunshine coin (Matt Crossick/PA) © Provided by PA Media Presenter Jenni Falconer unveils the Royal Mint’s new £5 Little Miss Sunshine coin (Matt Crossick/PA)

All three coin designs have been created by Adam Hargreaves, son of creator Roger Hargreaves, to celebrate the characters’ 50th anniversary.

Brilliant uncirculated versions of the coins feature the latest colour printing techniques showcasing the characters in vivid colour.

TV and radio presenter Jenni Falconer, who unveiled the final coin, said: “Collecting coins is such a fun family hobby, and the Mr Men and Little Miss designs will be treasured for years to come.”

The coin celebrates 50 years of Mr Men and Little Miss characters (Matt Crossick/PA) © Provided by PA Media The coin celebrates 50 years of Mr Men and Little Miss characters (Matt Crossick/PA)

The coins are available as gold and silver proof editions, as well as brilliant uncirculated editions. A brilliant uncirculated Little Miss Sunshine coin in colour is priced at £22.50, with a gold version costing £2,315.

The coin will not be entering general circulation, the Mint said.

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