First published as a wordless children’s picture book in 1978, the iconic story of The Snowman by Raymond Briggs has become synonymous with Christmas in the UK predominantly but has also gained immense traction overseas in countries such as the United States and Japan.
Centred around the inevitability of mortality and the transience of life, the story that follows a young boy and his Snowman friend has captivated audiences for various decades. Despite being an award-winning book, what really threw The Snowman into the limelight was Channel 4's animated film which features David Bowie, a film that is eagerly anticipated by viewers year on year.
Following the huge success of The Snowman 50p Coin last Christmas, The Royal Mint are back with an exclusively designed 2021 UK 50p Coin, featuring a heart-warming design by the fantastic animator and illustrator, Robin Shaw.
The reverse of this unique coin depicts the little boy drawing a smile on his new friend in the snow!
Make someone smile this Christmas with this special Officially Licensed The Snowman 2021 Colour-Printed Silver Proof UK 50p Coin which is housed in a fantastic acrylic block. This coin is made even more distinctive by the fact that it will not enter general circulation!