The Government of the British Virgin Islands has announced a new coin release celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Peanuts, the famous cartoon strip featuring Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy.
The character of Snoopy first appeared in Charles Schulz’s Sunday comic strip in October, 1950 and he is now one of the most recognised and loved cartoon characters in the world.
Snoopy is most renowned for two things… laying on top of his doghouse and his best friend, a bird called Woodstock. Over the last 60 years, this iconic character has featured in numerous films, animated series and merchandise as well as the comic strip where it all started.
CoinNews.net said, ‘The work of Charles Schulz is described as, ‘the most shining example of the American success story,’ whereas his character, Charlie Brown is an example of, ‘the great American un-success story’ in that he fails in practically everything he does which makes him such a likable character.’
An official Peanuts commemorative, the design of the coin depicts a classic image of Snoopy laying on the rooftop of his doghouse with friend Woodstock perched on his feet.
Approved by Buckingham Palace, the obverse of the coin bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
To view the coin, visit POBJOY.com.