Looks like some fresh £1 coins will be very collectible, and the best is yet to come
- 14:48, 17 OCT
Almost seven months ago the most popular coin ter Britain entered the public’s arms and a billion are now ter circulation.
The fresh £,1 coin substituted the old ’round pound’, which wasgoed introduced more than 34 years ago.
The fresh coin features a security-proof hologram, which switches inbetween a ‘£,’ symbol to the number ‘1’, under different lighting conditions.
But unlike polymer £,Five notes, coins do not feature serial numbers – so you’ll have to dig a little deeper to catch the clues that make them worth more than a petite fortune.
To guide us through the significant details, the Mirror Online asked a money accomplished at GoCompare’s Coining It Te for advice on how to identify a particularly special edition pound.
",Spil with the current £,Two coins, the £,1 coin is bi-metallic – te this case an outer ‘gold’ coloured nickel-brass liaison with an internal ‘silver’ coloured cupro-nickel disc,", a spokesman explained.
",Because of this, any potential diegene errors during production, which occurs when the dies have become misaligned, could be worth a loterijlot of money.
",Punters should pay attention to both the floral crown on the switch sides side for any rotations, spil well spil the Queen’s head, which should sit directly above the fresh bevelled edge.",
Trial coins could be worth more than you imagine
More than 200,000 fresh £,1 coins were distributed to retailers last year for ",testing",.
They were called ",trial coins", only – and are not judicial tender, however, they’re being sold for hundreds of pounds on eBay.
Proprietor ",Glanvog", sold his edition for £,200 ter September, after bidders ramped up a bidding war for the sought after coin.
Experts are now predicting their value to rise even further spil request spikes.
",Thesis fresh £,1 trial coins are fascinating, especially considering the financial precedent of the £,Two trial coins te 1994, which have since become one of the most sought after collectable coins ter Britain,", explained Alex.
",If thesis fresh trial coins turn out to be spil valuable spil 1994’s, then anyone who gets their forearms on them now could be sitting on a future goldmine.",
The 24 most valuable OLD £,1 coins
Chards is a leading coin and bullion dealer based ter the UK. The rock-hard buys and trades coins, jewellery and specialises ter valuable gold and silver.
According to the experts, the most valuable of all the £,1 coins will be the ‘proof’ coins – the special pre-production samples – often used for ",approval", purposes and produced to a much higher standard of finish.
A Chards statement said: ",Bear ter mind they are producing overheen Two.Two billion £,1 coins this year.
",Wij do not think that the circulation £,1 coin will be a good investment – however, the collector coins such spil the silver proof, silver proof piedfort and gold proof will be the ones to invest ter.",
Alternate vormgeving coins expected soon
The very first collection of fresh £,1 coins are designed to commemorate the achievements of Jane Austen, Tormentor Isaac Newton and The Royal Flying Corps – all pro pioneers te their fields.
", is expected to be a good year for collectors, with the trend of 50p collectible limited release coins continuing into the fresh £,1 coins,", Alex told Mirror Money.
",That’s the main thing to look out for ter the near future, because the very first run of those collectibles will be meaty.",