UK Collectable Coins – Coins In The News
Inevitably, the more unusual a coin is, the more likely to hit the headlines. That was certainly the case with a 2p coin found by a volunteer totting up donations at The Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2015. After being auctioned off, the humble 2p raised a staggering £802.03 by collectors of UK collectable coins.
The rarest coin in current circulation is the Kew Gardens 50p. So called because of the design of Kew Gardens on its face, it was minted in 2009 to celebrate 250 years of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Its rarity comes from its low mintage – just a mere 210,000 of these coins exist, in contrast to other celebratory coins such as the Royal Arms Shield, of which 22.7 million were issued; and the Girl-Guiding coin, numbers of which topped 7.5 million made. For this reason, collectable coins enthusiasts are willing to pay up to £120 for this rare coin. Another rare and therefore valuable coin is the original 2011 Aquatic Olympic 50p coin. This gains its notoriety from being remodelled after the original image was not quite perfect. One of these first design coins can set you back £820, making it worth hanging onto. In fact, the entire series of Olympic coins from that year includes 29 designs and is so loved by rare coins UK collectors that they have now been practically removed from circulation. Our final coin showstopper is the undated 20p which entered circulation in 2008 due to an error in the minting process. These can be officially swapped for £100 at the Royal Mint or can reach much more amongst official collectors online.
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