The most valuable 2p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £ 1 and £ 2 coins worth a fortune

Now there is a new Paddington Bear 50p coin in circulation, we have compiled a list of the many coins, from £ 2 to 2p that are very popular and that you just a neat profit.

View this list, check your changes and stand on eBay or other sales sites.

Collecting coins is a big problem for some and a unique successful change can often be sold for much more than the actual face value.

But the small mistakes can often go unnoticed by the average person, which means that many have a fortune in their exchange pot or bag and they do not even realize it.

The £ 2 coins are worth a fortune

Commonwealth £ 2

A special coin minted in memory of the Commonwealth Games in Northern Ireland in 2002 is one of the rarest £ 2 out there, while less than 500,000 were minted. They can sell online for anything between £ 15 and £ 25.

& # 39; Typo & # 39; Guy Fawkes coin

The Royal Mint released a 50p commemorative coin on the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder conspiracy in 2005, but some of them had a somewhat embarrassing typo and read & # 39; Pemember, pemember the Fifth of November & # 39 ;. They sell online between £ 5 and £ 7, usually.

Charles Dickens £ 2

These were released in 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the famous author, with the reverse of the coin with the titles of his better known books. These can now be sold online for around £ 4, sometimes more if they are in a particularly good condition.

The most valuable £ 1 coins

The launch of the new £ 1 coin meant that there are very few valuable versions.

But that does not mean that there are none.

The two most important things to watch out for are so-called & # 39; trial coins & # 39; – they were sent to shops and companies early, so that they could check whether all their vending machines and cash registers were working properly with the new design.

You can see them on their dates – if you see a coin with a date for 2015 or 2016, you could be a winner.

The other valuable currency is to detect errors.

We have been informed of some examples of what looks like new designs of £ 1 stamped on old £ 1 spaces.

The first to come to light was sold for £ 205 on eBay after receiving 22 bids

Search and check prices for rare £ 1 coins on ebay.

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The valuable 50ps

Olympic swimmer 50p

As Philip said, the original Olympic water coin with the wavy lines across the face of the swimmer has become very collectible, as only 600 were released before the design was changed.

600 is a small, small amount in the world of coin collecting and thus these coins change hands for more than £ 800.

Kew Garden 50p

The 50 pence coin stamped with the Kew Gardens pagoda is relatively rare, weighing only 210,000 compared to a standard coinage of around 5 million. That means they can sell for £ 30- £ 50 if you can find a collector. On their peak demand they sold online for as much as £ 120.

Peter Rabbit 50p

These charming Beatrix Potter coins were only released for a limited number of attractions and properties of the National Trust and the Royal Mint has not revealed exactly how much it has beaten.

Some sell online between £ 5 and £ 15, although some vendors try to sell them for a few hundred. Special editions with a series of Beatrix Potter animals in color are still available through the Royal Mint for £ 55.

The Euro 50p

A 50-horsepower piece from 1992 with 12 stars and the European single market represents, can be sold online for £ 50- £ 55. These are the old-fashioned thick 50 pences, so it is unlikely that you will get one in your change, but it would be worth checking penny pots for the long term.

WWF 50p

This commemorative coin sells for more than £ 10, even if it has been in circulation for a while and is no longer in a (literal) new state.

Be careful when buying, as some of these standard coins are advertised at extremely high prices. A few of the rarer versions, however, sell for hundreds of pounds – so check carefully when comparing.

Search and check the prices for rare 50p coins on ebay.

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The undated 20p

In 2008 the Royal Mint printed around 250,000 pieces of 20 pence without a date on it.

The coins are legal tender and can therefore be used to purchase a Freddo (assuming you have a further 5p). However, it is better not to sell them, because they still get as much as £ 100 online.

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Rare banknotes and coins

Rare coins of 10 p

The original 10p was first published in 1968 as a larger, silver coin. In 1992 the 10p became smaller, lighter and generally more convenient – these are the ones that are today considered legal tender.

Celebrating Britain – or Greenwich Mean Time and Bond … James Bond with these two coins

In March 2018 the Royal Mint introduced a collection of 26 alfabet alphabet & # 39; 10p coins in circulation – initially 2.6 million copies, each with a different British tradition.

This included the post office, zebra crossings and even cricket – but currency experts at Change Checker believe that five of them are becoming the most popular and therefore the hardest to obtain.

Their list of those to watch include:

  • J for James Bond
  • E for English breakfast
  • F for Fish and Chips
  • T for teapot
  • L for Loch Ness monster

Rare 5p coins

The new 5p was one of the first of a new type of coin introduced in 1990, considerably smaller and lighter than the old coin he replaced – he was beaten en masse.

In the first year more than a billion people were hit and the subsequent currency spending was in the hundreds of millions.

But while that means that most are worth it, well, 5p, there are two valuable ones.

5p coins from 1993

If you see 1993 on a coin of 5p, keep it. It is the only year that tens of millions were not produced, with none released for general circulation and less than 60,000 for annual sets.

Unfortunately, you will not retire on the money you earn to find one – with recent copies sold on eBay for no more than £ 13.50 – but that's still a lot more than 5p.

Rare 5p error points from 2008

2008 was not a good year for the Royal Mint. It is the year in which they released famous 250,000 date-free 20ps.

It is also the year in which an unknown number of 5ps was hit with the backside upside down compared to the front.

These are incredibly rare and sell for over £ 50 online, so it's always worth looking at them.


Recently it was suggested that the UK could simply stop using penny's in the future because they are in fact worthless.

However, there are a few buyers who are anything but worthless.

Silver 2p

Poppy collectors were given a 2p coin that they thought were fake because it was silver. However, it turned out to be an incredibly rare and valuable "minting error", in which an empty 10p was accidentally cast as a 2p.

The Legion has auctioned it for more than £ 1400, but the donor probably did not even notice it.

& # 39; New pence & # 39; two pence

The 1983 & # 39; new pence & # 39; 2p coin

All 2p coins minted before 1982 say & # 39; new pennies & # 39 ;, while the coins stamped after that date & # 39; two pennies & # 39; have to say.

An early mistake, however, means that a number of 2p coins from 1983 still & # 39; new pence & # 39; show, which means that coins with that year can be sold for several hundred pounds.

Are commemorative coins worth the effort?

The Royal Mint issues commemorative coins for special occasions, anniversaries and suchlike.

These do not come into circulation and often sell for large quantities of new ones.

Unfortunately, they often do not increase much in value either – with a Prince Harry from 2005 who currently sells for a total of £ 5.50.

Rare coins come in 2018

In the past few years, limited releases of 50 pence and £ 2 coins have almost disappeared as quickly as they arrived, as collectors rushed to collect them all.

But if you know what you are looking for, you have a better chance of finding one. Here is our list of those to view:

  • Dr. Frankenstein & # 39; s monster £ 2 coin – It is 200 years since Mary Shelley wrote her short novel about the creation of new life, and this special issue of £ 2 coin will celebrate the birth of the legend.
  • 100 years of women voting 50 pounds – The representation of the people's law was passed in 1918, exactly a century ago, and gave women over 30 the right to vote. This anniversary is celebrated with a 2018 British 50p coin.
  • The end of the "war to end all wars" £ 2 coinThe Royal Mint releases a £ 2 coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War, when the weapons finally ceased and the silence fell over the battlefields of the Western Front.
  • The birth of the RAF £ 2 coin – This year is also the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force and to honor it, the Royal Mint releases a special Royal Air Force £ 2 coin.
  • Peter Rabbit and friends – This collection continues for the third year in a row with the Royal Mint to bring another four coins inspired by Peter Rabbit in silver and color. This includes another Peter Rabbit, followed by Flopsy Bunny, Mrs. Tittlemouse and a helpful mouse from The Tailor of Gloucester & # 39 ;. Everything will be available to purchase on the Royal Mint website

Paddington Bear 50ps is coming

The latest addition to the list of rare coins is new Paddington Bear 50p coins, reports The Mirror.

The Royal Mint has announced that two designs of 50 p coins with the beloved bear will enter the British circulation from October.

The coin designs show the Peruvian bear at two locations of his adventures – sitting on his suitcase at Paddington station and on a day out at Buckingham Palace.

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Silver-proof and brilliant non-circulated coins are still on sale on the Royal Mint website, as well as an album to store the coins.

And now Paddington fans can also get their paws on metal coins that celebrate the bear – for free.

The first unencrypted circulating versions of the coins will soon be found in the change of people, said the Royal Mint.

Nicola Howell, director of consumer currency at the Royal Mint, said: "If you like to collect coins, keep your eyes open to Paddington Bear in your change and keep them on their own special compilation album.

"Paddington Bear is loved and part of British popular culture, and we are incredibly proud to play a role in the 60th anniversary."