Paddington Bear is set to appear on two new 50 pence coins in the UK. The bear will be pictured at two different London locations, visiting the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. The coins will begin entering general circulation in the next few weeks and will be available to purchase on the Royal Mint website. varying in price depending on how limited they are. Paddington was first created by Michael Bond in 1956 after he found a bear on a shelf at Selfridges department store.