The Royal Mint is releasing a new set of 50p coins featuring none other than Paddington Bear.

Collectors will be able to get their hands on them towards the end of the month, when they will enter into general circulation.

The launch will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the much-loved children’s character.

He was created by author Michael Bond, and first featured in children’s book entitled A Bear Called Paddington, in 1958.

More than 35 million Paddington books have been sold worldwide to date.

There will be two limited-edition 50ps in the Royal Mint’s collection, each one depicting the bear on different adventures.

The coin maker has previously released collectors’ versions of Paddington 50ps, with prices ranging from £10 to £60.

They are still available to buy on the Royal Mint website .

Nicola Howell, director of consumer coin at the Royal Mint, said: “If you enjoy collecting coins, then keep your eyes peeled for Paddington Bear in your change and keep them safe in their own special collector album.

“Paddington Bear is well-loved and a part of British popular culture, and we’re incredibly proud to be playing a part in the 60th anniversary celebrations.”

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