Who else loves Raymond Briggs ‘The Snowman’?! The Royal Mint have released a beautiful collection of commemorative coins to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this well-known children’s story. We think they would make a lovely last minute Christmas gift!
The word-less picture book The Snowman was created by Raymond Briggs. He was inspired on a winters day when he witnessed the heaviest snow he had ever seen. The book tells the story of a little boy who builds a snowman. The snowman magically comes to life and they enjoy exploring together. The following day though the boy is heartbroken to discover the snowman has melted. The book was designed as a way to introduce the concept of death/mortality to children. It has been translated into 15 different languages. Millions of copies have sold worldwide.
The Royal Mint have very kindly gifted us one of their ’40th Anniversary of The Snowman 2018 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin’ sets. Its a beautiful card sleeve containing information about the book. There are beautiful images from the book. There is also information about Raymond Briggs and the designers of the coin.
The coin itself is held in a plastic pocket on the front of the card sleeve. The picture on its face captures the magic of the Snowman and the boy flying through the star-lit sky. The back of the coin has the Queens head and is dated 2018.
The Royal Mint have loads of different sets available. I also love the Paddington Bear, Beatrix Potter and Star Wars sets. There are so many to chose from. I think they make a lovely gift, especially for Christmas or perhaps a new baby/christening gift (hint hint family members!). Its a lovely keep sake and suitable for both boys and girls, young and old. What a fab collection you could build up over the years!
The particular set we were sent costs £10. There is currently a discount code on their website for 20% off with code XMAS20 but you’ll need to be quick! Make sure you place your order before 19th December for Christmas delivery if you want to buy any as a gift. Let me know which sets you would like to have in your collection in the comments below.
Disclaimer: We were sent this set free of charge for the purpose of the review, however all words, photos and opinions are that of my own.