UK Rare Coins – Which Are The Coins You Have To Get Your Hands On?
Ever since the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p design coin hit the headlines as being the rarest UK coin in circulation, the interest in UK rare coins has become a growing trend. People avidly search their piggy banks and pockets for the latest find. Here are our tips for the best coins to add to your collection.
As value is often based on the mintage figures of the coin while in UK circulation, it’s ideal to look for any of the coins that appear in the top ten rarest category, where numbers minted were less than 800,000. The most collectable coins currently available in this category are the Commonwealth Games designed coins, brought into circulation from 2002. Each coin follows the same core design, but there are then variations for each of Great Britain’s four nations. The best coin to start your Commonwealth rare coins UK collection with is the Northern Ireland edition, with its mintage of just 485,000 – making it the second rarest coin in UK circulation. This is closely followed by the Welsh design at 585,500; then the English coin at 650,500; and finishing with the Scottish flag, which adorns 771,750 coins. These are a great starting point for any collector, and if you manage to find all four, you’ll be on the verge of becoming one of the owners of the rarest five coins in the UK. And the fifth? For this, you need to add the Kew Gardens 50p to your collection. Or why not aim bigger and try to own the entire top ten?
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