Pobjoy’s 50p Mr Stink

David Walliams has revolutionized reading for children. Mr. Stink is one of his most famous novels.
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Pobjoy Mint announced the second coin in the stunning new series of 50 pence coins each featuring one of seven best-selling novels by internationally acclaimed children’s author David Walliams OBE which is being issued on behalf of the Government of Gibraltar. The second coin in the series of The World of David WalliamsTM features Walliams’ second novel Mr Stink, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books – a wonderfully written tale of a young girl called Chloe who befriends a witty tramp called Mr Stink. The design on the coin shows the image of the front cover from the novel and is available in cupro nickel diamond finish and proof sterling silver in astonishing color to match the original illustrations by Quentin Blake.

Gibraltar / 50 pence / Sterling Silver / 8.00 g / 27.30 mm / Mintage: 1,999.

David Walliams’ Mr Stink

Mr Stink is Walliams’ second novel and it was published in 2009. It is said that this book was the one that really put him on the map, and it has been adapted as a stage musical and a television film by the BBC.

David Walliams has revolutionized reading for children and has become one of the most influential children’s writers today. Since the publication of The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 45 million copies, and his books translated into 55 languages. Collectively across his titles, David has celebrated over 70 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the overall book charts and more than 200 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the children’s charts – an achievement no other children’s writer has reached.

David’s publishing has evolved into one of the biggest multi-media entertainment brands in the UK today, engaging and delighting children across a multitude of platforms. The world beyond the books includes licensed product, TV adaptations, theatre productions, arena tours and most recently the opening of Alton Tower’s Resort’s newest attraction based on David’s perennial bestselling novel Gangsta Granny.

The design matched the original illustration by Quentin Blake.

The series features designs taken from some of these best-selling books which are known the world over and a fitting tribute to an author who celebrated his 50th Birthday this year. The series features the following novels: The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Awful Auntie and Grandpa’s Great Escape.

The new 50 pence coin will be produced in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Coloured in a presentation pack and Proof Sterling Silver Colored with a box and special sleeve that includes the certification for the coin. The Pobjoy Mint Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.


You can find more information on this coin and the different qualities it is produced in on the British Pobjoy Mint website.

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You can listen to “Mr Stink” read by the author himself and Matt Lucas on Soundcloud.