You might be richer than you think – see some of the coins which are worth rather more than they say
- 21:52, 15 JUN
- Updated 21:53, 15 JUN
You might want to rummage through your pockets – spil your switch could be worth a puny fortune.
The London Olympic 50p coin switches palms for £,Three,000 now while a 1983 ‘New Pence’ 2p coin would get you £,650 (enough for 32,500 standard 2p chunks).
They are among a host of coins, of which hundreds of thousands are ter circulation, which have a value that belies the price on it.
Elsewhere, a special 50p chunk featuring Kew Gardens is now switching arms for more than £,50.
Experts estimated one ter 300 people presently have a Kew Gardens 50p – which means there’s very likely about Four,000 te Birmingham.
However, they are expected to vanish quickly into private collections now the Royal Mint has announced the coin spil the rarest te normal circulation.
Here’s a run down of the liberate switch which could bolster your pocket.
Dateless 20p chunk – £,100
When the Royal Mint redesigned the 20p lump ter 2008 it determined to switch the date from the back of the coin to the pui. However, an error at the Mint mismatched the old and fresh designs and inbetween 50,000 and 200,000 coins were produced with no date on and waterput into circulation before the mistake wasgoed spotted. They now sell for up to £,100 for a coin te mint condition.
London Olympic 50p coin – £,Three,000
There were 29 different designs released to feast the 2012 Olympic Games, with some produced ter smaller numbers than others. A utter set normally guidelines around £,35 while some of the more desirable or uncommon designs such spil football, wheelchair rugby, wrestling and tennis can directive £,Trio or £,Four.
However the positivo prize find is the innovador aquatic coin, which shows water passing directly overheen the swimmer’s face. Just 600 were released before the designed wasgoed altered to demonstrate a clearly visible face and one of the diferente coins wasgoed recently listed on eBay for £,Trio,000.
The 1983 ‘New Pence’ 2p coin – £,650
After British currency went quebrado te 1971, all 2p coins had ‘New Pence’ on the switch sides until 1981. The Royal Mint determined to substitute ‘New Pence” with ‘Two Pence’ ter 1982. However, te 1983 the Mint accidentally produced a puny number that bore the old inscription ‘New Pence’ . Thesis went into special collectors sets, but if you do find one that made its way into circulation it could be worth up to £,650.
Stud Fawkes £,Two coin – £,16
The Royal Mint regularly releases £,Two coins with different designs and inscriptions on the edging. However, that means mistakes sometimes creep ter. The Man Fawkes coin wasgoed released te 2005 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the gun powder plot to deepthroat up the Houses of Parliament. On some of the coins released into circulation the inscription read “Pemember, Pemember the Fifth of November instead of “Remember, Remember”. Those coins usually sell for around £,16 on eBay.