A British famous cultural icon created by Michele Bond in 1958 first appeared on the sheilings last year to commemorate his 60th birthday.
The Royal Mint has announced to introduce Paddington on the 50p coins visiting two London landmarks, The Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. A surprise treats for the fans of Peruvian Bear who had seen him visit Buckingham Palace and his namesake train station in Central London.
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Following last year’s mint among the fans, people at Royal Mint thought it is right to continue his trial in London on UK coinage, said Nicole Howell, Director of Consumer Coin at Royal Mint. Found sitting alone at Selfridges department, Michael took him home as a Christmas gift for his wife, says Michael. They named him Paddington as they live near Paddington train station, explains the author.
Starting as short stories in the study to a book ten days later, Michael recalls that he never wrote them intending to publish. As destiny had its say today it part of British Popular culture loved by people of ages. The general circulation of the new coins will begin in the next few weeks although the fans can have Paddington in their pockets for £10 as ‘mint condition’ as soon as they are rolled out of the Royal Mint in South Wales.
Escaping the devastating of his home in Peru, Paddington was sent to London by his aunt, Lucy. Will the marmalade sandwich loving bear continue his trail through London on UK coinage? That is entirely up to the Royal Mint, but people love his Bear who has found himself in two feature films as of now.