2022 Hare and the Tortoise Silver Proof 50p coin


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The first coin in our exciting new AESOP 50P coin features the iconic tale of the Hare & the Tortoise. The coin design and illustrations created by the talented designer, Heena Rai. Capturing the age-old fable about a race between the hare and a tortoise, this is the very first commemorative 50p issued by St Helena and The East India Company. With an exceptionally low issue limit of just 3500 coins worldwide, this silver proof 50p features scene when tortoise by behaving diligently and consistently defeats his overconfident opponent, the hare, to finish first, celebrating the moral lesson that ‘slow and steady wins the race’.

• Limited Edition 3500.

• Ideal gift coin for children and young collectors

• Fully illustrated story book beautifully hand-illustrated by the engraver, Heena Rai.

• Presented in a unique 50p shape acrylic display box.

• Finished to the finest Proof standard

PRIORITY ACCESS TO COIN 2 – 2022 Goose and the Golden Egg

All customers who purchase the 2022 Hare & the Tortoise Silver Proof 50p coin will receive advance notification of the second coin release date and an opportunity to secure coin 2 before general release.


The second Aesop coin to be released in July 2022The second coin to be released will be ‘The Goose that laid the Golden Egg’, is also one of Aesop’s Fables and a story about greed. A farmer found that his goose had laid an egg of pure gold. Hoping to get all the gold at once the farmer Kills the goose, and sadly found nothing inside. If he had been less greedy, he might have had a golden egg every morning.

Register your interest to be the first to receive release notification of the second coin in this exciting new series .


Coin Name : 2022 Hare and the Tortoise Silver Proof 50p coin

Alloy : 0.925Ag

Denomination : 50P

Weight : 8.00g

Issuing Authority : St Helena

Issue Limit : 3500

Total Mintage : 3500


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Aesop was a Greek storyteller credited with numerous moral stories now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.

Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics.