Britons may want to check their wallets for a rare 50p coin after a rare coin sold online for more than £300
The 50p coin was released in 2009 to mark the 250th anniversary of the opening of Kew Gardens.
With just 210,000 copies of the coin produced by The Royal Mint, the coin is very much sought-after and sold for £323.
Another seller recently sold a copy of the coin for £700 and it often goes for more than £150.
The 50p piece regularly features different designs on the back and those that have a low circulation can be very valuable.
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These are the rarest 50p coins by circulation:
- Kew Gardens (2009): 210,000
- Olympic Wrestling (2011): 1,129,500
- Olympic Football (2011): 1,161,500
- Olympic Judo (2011): 1,161,500
- Olympic Triathlon (2011), 1,163,500
- Peter Rabbit (2018): 1,400,000
- Flopsy Bunny (2018): 1,400,000
- Olympic Tennis (2011): 1,454,000
- Olympic Goalball (2011): 1,615,500
- Olympic Shooting (2011): 1,656,500
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A pair of extremely rare 50p coins recently sold for an impressive £2,500. They were minted for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and featured images of swimmers.
There are also some rare £2 coins and even two pence pieces with specific designs or errors that make them extremely valuable.
For example, there is a small number of two-pence pieces from 1983 that erroneously feature ‘new pence’ as two-pence coins did previously.
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Some pre-1983 new pence coins are on sale for over £500 on eBay while one 1983 erroneous coin is listed for £1,850.
Another very rare coin is the Isaac Newton 50p issued in 2017. Collectors believe there are less than 210,000 of these coins in existence.
Prices online vary from £4 to £10 or upwards of £100, with one seller hoping to get £2,000 for the astronomical coin.
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