A new 50p has been designed to be released in the UK.

The Royal Mint has unveiled its latest coin with only a limited number available.

Illustrated by E.H. Shepard of Winnie the Pooh, the face of the beloved character has been added onto a UK coin for the first time.

The Winnie the Pooh 50p coins have been created by Royal Mint in collaboration with Disney.

This adorable money features the bear at his happiest, enjoying a big jar of delicious honey.

However, the coins will not be released into general circulation, instead it will be available to purchase from the Royal Mint website.

The Royal Mint has unveiled the new 50p coin
The Royal Mint has unveiled the new 50p coin

The series will feature nine coins, including Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet, with six more over the next two years.

These coins are also going to be available in a number of finishes, from base metal, known as brilliant uncirculated, to silver and gold.

Prices range from as little as £10 for the "basic brilliant uncirculated", with some versions flogging for £1,125 for the gold proof coins.

Winnie the Pooh was first published in 1926 by A.A. Milne and inspired by Christopher Robin Milne, who was born 100 years ago.

There will be a number of designs available to buy from the Royal Mint website
There will be a number of designs available to buy from the Royal Mint website

Daniel Thorne, product designer at the Royal Mint, said: "Working with original illustrations from E.H. Shepard, supplied to us by Disney, my biggest priority with the coin's design was to ensure we do these wonderful images justice.

"From the honey bee motif that runs throughout the series, to the grassy mound Pooh is sitting on, we tried many different techniques to create the flawless effect of watercolour on the coin, eventually settling on the one you’ll see on the final version."

James Campbell, from the Shepard Trust, added: "It's wonderful to see the beloved Winnie the Pooh immortalised on an official UK coin for the first time.

"The craftsmanship involved in replicating E.H. Shepard's original watercolour illustrations is truly remarkable."