A new Winnie-the-Pooh fifty-pence-piece has landed in the UK, and Disney fans can get their hands on one from today.

The coin forms part of a new A.A. Milne collection that will follow in the footsteps of the popular Beatrix Potter series.

However, it won’t be entering your change as the new edition will only be available to buy via the Royal Mint website - with each coin starting at £10.

The con will be followed by a Christopher Robin and a Piglet 50p before Christmas, the Royal Mint said.

However, if the Peter Rabbit collection is anything to go by, the first in the series is likely to become the most valuable amongst collectors.

The limited edition coins are available in a range of finishes, including brilliant uncirculated and silver and gold.

Each will feature the watercolour illustrations of E.H. Shepard, with the first coin showing Winnie-the-Pooh at his happiest; with a jar of his favourite honey.

Daniel Thorne, product designer at The Royal Mint, said: "Winnie-the-Pooh was a huge part of my childhood and forms some of my fondest memories. So I wanted to make sure this series of coins truly encapsulated the spirit of Pooh Bear and all his friends.

The 50p won’t be entering your change - with fans asked to pay £67.50 for the coin in colour
Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926 by A.A. Milne and was inspired by his son, Christopher Robin Milne

"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."

Clare Maclennan, director of commemorative coins at The Royal Mint, said: "Over our 1,100-year history we’ve minted coins to commemorate key moments and figures in Britain’s history, including literary icons, like Shakespeare and Wordsworth through to Beatrix Potter’s mischievous Peter Rabbit, and we’re delighted to now add A.A. Milne’s loveable Winnie-the-Pooh to the list.

"We’ve all grown up with Winnie-the-Pooh and he remains a cherished character, not only in Britain but across the world. We anticipate the coins being hugely popular, especially in the lead-up to Christmas and look forward to both children and adults alike, enjoying the collection.

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Each will feature the watercolour illustrations of E.H. Shepard, with the first coin showing Winnie-the-Pooh at his happiest; with a jar of his favourite honey
It will be followed by a Christopher Robin and a Piglet 50p before Christmas

The cuddly bear was based on Christopher’s teddy bear, Edward. Father and son then named him 'Winnie' after a bear called Winnie that lived in London Zoo and 'Pooh', after a swan they met on holiday.

You can view the full collection on the Royal Mint website, here.