EDIT: We have just had confirmation that the coin will be released at midnight on the 19th February!
If you and your little ones are fans of the wonderful Julia Donaldson story, The Gruffalo, then you are going to be as excited as me by the news that a Gruffalo coin is set for release by The Royal Mint!
The details surrounding the coin are pretty secretive but from the looks of the picture on The Royal Mint's website it looks like it will be a 50p coin that is released.
The coin is being launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Gruffalo character which was created by Julia Donaldson, who has gone on to sell millions of copies of the book worldwide.
The coin was first announced by the Royal Mint back in November, who said it would be released in 2019.
The date on their website is shown as the 19th February 2019 so whether that will be when you can purchase the coin or when they will show us the coin, remains to be seen. However we will let you know as soon as we have more information.
The coin is bound to sell fast. The recent Paddington and Beatrix Potter coins have become collectors items. You can register your interest in the Gruffalo coin here* and The Royal Mint will keep you informed of the coin's release.