The Ugly Duckling Fifty Pence Coin

The Ugly Duckling Fifty Pence Coin – Beautifully crafted using state-of-the-art minting techniques, layered in pure silver and colour-printed just like a storybook illustration, exceptional craftsmanship breathes new life into this classic fable; and turns its moral message into a tangible treasure.

  • A minting first – this is the first time a Fifty Pence Coin has been struck featuring Hans Christian Andersen's much-loved storybook character

  • Layered in pure Silver

  • Depicts the forlorn 'ugly duckling' —  masterfully portrayed in full colour by artist Heena Rai

  • Highest Quality Proof Finish

  • Coin design officially approved by Buckingham Palace

  • Limited Mintage – just 19,999 Ugly Duckling coins will be released

  • Includes the official Fairy Tales on Fifty Pence Pieces Presentation Folder – FREE

  • Exclusively available through The Bradford Exchange

  • A master storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary imagination has given us some of the best-loved fairy tales ever written. Containing timeless life lessons that are passed down through generations, his stories remain as relevant today as when they were first published in the nineteenth century

  • Order the first issue & secure guaranteed access to the remaining five coins in the set for just £39.95 each (+£3.99 S&S).  Each coin will be sent to you to preview at three to four week intervals. Coins you choose to keep will be charged to your credit/debit card

Diameter 28.5mm
£9.95

S&S: £3.99

Comes with the opportunity to collect as many of the further five coins as you wish, with no obligation or commitment, for just £39.95 each + £3.99 S&S. See 'About The Collection' below.
Comes with our 14-day home approval service and no-quibble 365-day money-back guarantee | This offer is limited to one per UK household
Product Number:
426-CO371

Once upon a time... from the pen of Hans Christian Andersen, came a heart-warming and timeless tale

A master storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary imagination has given us some of the best loved fairy tales ever written. Containing timeless life lessons that are passed down through generations, his stories remain as relevant today as when they were first published in the nineteenth century.

A minting first

Now for the first time, the charming story of the outcast duckling who overcame rejection and became a beautiful swan is retold using state-of-the-art minting techniques on a brand-new fifty-pence coin.

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling tells the story of a little chick born bigger and clumsier than the others. His brothers and sisters teased him and laughed at him, just because he looked different to them. So he ran away all alone and suffered terrible hardships until one spring morning he caught his reflection in the calm clear waters and saw…..not an ugly duckling at all, but a beautiful white swan, perhaps the most beautiful swan of all!

A Beautiful Coin 

This charming Fifty Pence piece captures both ends of our hero’s story. In the foreground, the forlorn 'ugly duckling' is masterfully portrayed in full colour by artist Heena Rai. The young Duckling stands lost and lonely at the water’s edge, about to start his journey to becoming the beautiful, graceful swan. Outlined on the river behind him is a gleaming portent of his future and a reflection of the beautiful swan he will become. The inscription portrays the message at the heart of the story; “Accept Others for Who they Are”.

Struck to a collector's PROOF finish and layered in pure Silver

Delicately printed with delightful colour by master craftsmen, the coin's fine details are elevated by our highest Proof quality finish before being layered in pure silver. Just like the timeless life lessons woven into the story, this coin is sure to be cherished and passed down through generations.

Limited to just 19,999 editions worldwide

The Ugly Duckling is a story told and treasured by families everywhere. But despite this global interest, The Ugly Duckling coin has been issued as a strictly limited edition of just 19,999. This is a truly charming piece that will delight collectors young and old alike, and is an eternal reminder to us all to "accept others for who they are".

For a limited time, you will receive the beautifully illustrated Collectors’ Presentation Folder – completely FREE

PLUS each edition comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, FREE of charge! Fully approved by Buckingham Palace, just 19,999 coins will be issued. Relive the charm of the classic fairy tale & order today; with its beautiful message and expert craftmanship The Ugly Duckling Fifty Pence Coin is a true treasure to own.

The Ugly Duckling Fifty Pence Coin:

Year of Issue 2022
Denomination Fifty Pence
Alloy Layered in pure .999 Silver
Quality Proof – the highest possible quality
Weight 14 grams
Diameter 28.5mm
Edge Plain
Obverse The Ugly Duckling by artist Heena Rai
Reverse Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Edition Limit 19,999
Issuing Authority Ascension is approved by Buckingham Palace

Why do we offer a saving on the first edition in a set?

  • We believe this is the best way to introduce you to a collection and trust that this first commemorative will assure you of the quality of craftsmanship and convince you that this is a collection not to be missed

  • By purchasing this first coin, you will be guaranteed access to the remaining five commemoratives in the Fairy Tales on 50p's Set at their first issue price of £39.95 each +p&p.

  • You can relax knowing that you will be able to complete your set, should you choose to do so. You're not at risk of an increase in the price on the remaining commemoratives in the set, nor will you miss out due to an edition sell-out

  • Each of the future issues will be sent to you to view entirely on approval and without obligation, at approximately 2-3 weekly intervals

  • For your convenience you do not need to order each coin separately – simply pay for the editions you choose to keep as and when you receive them, charged to the credit or debit card on which your order was placed

  • You are under no obligation to purchase any of the remaining commemoratives in the set, and you may cancel your collection at any time

  • All orders are covered by Bradford Exchange's 365-day money-back guarantee

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