Rare blue 50p coin sells for £257 on eBay

A RARE Blue Peter 50p coin has sold for hundreds of pounds more than its face value at auction site eBay.

The nostalgic rare coin sold on December 20 for £256.86, 512 times more than its official value.

The coin is rare in mint condition so the price has also increased a bit


The coin is rare in mint condition so the price has also increased a bitCredit: ebay
The last coin sold for over £250 on eBay


The last coin sold for over £250 on eBayCredit: ebay

Collectors are keen to get their hands on this piece of history, and their endorsement of the classic children’s television piece also adds personal value to many.

Blue Peter 50p was designed by fan, Florence Jackson, after she won a contest of more than 17,000 entries on a children’s television show.

The rare coin features an Olympic athlete, drawn and depicted by a young viewer in 2009.

It makes the nine-year-old the youngest person ever to design a UK coin.

Usually, a coin will sell for more than £200 if it is noticed by the right bidder.

The last heavy hitter we’ve spotted is ready pay as much as £266.59 for another copy, back in October.

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Before that, another contractor was ready to pay £286 for one on eBay in September.

But it is not usually a coin that will appear in your change as this design is very rare.

It is a special case of this copy as it has also been neatly “sealed” in the original packaging.

About 2.2 million Blue Peter coins were minted in 2011 and released into circulation, but an earlier version of the coin was minted in 2009 and is much more valuable.

This coin is believed to be one of them, and only 20,000 exist.

If you officially buy the coin in its complete set, you will have to pay £11 from the official supplier Westminster Collection.

So the seller is still trying to advance £245 for that.

But that’s not to say the coin won’t grow in your own change – you can still use it in today’s currency without its encapsulation, so duplicates can be easily lost in daily transactions.

Do you have any in your pocket? If you know how to find one, you might as well become a hobbyist.

How to find a

Reviewing other coins on eBay might give you a good idea of ​​what how many, how much you can make from a rare version with your own failover.

You want to keep an eye out for commemorative coins as they often perform best on an online auction site.

For example, rare Kew Gardens 50p always works well, and it has been a popular collector’s item since its launch in 2009, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the opening of the London attraction named after it.

The Blue Peter coin is no different, and the 2009 date marked on the coin will often be what buyers look for when they are looking for the newest addition to their collection.

However, to help you wade through the waters, online tools from the experts vary like Coin Hunter very useful to see how much it might also be worth.

You can also refer to the latest Change Checker scarcity index Update to see which coins are topping the charts in terms of value.

More, Royal Mint has its own account of the rarest coins in circulation.

If you are looking for other ways to verify a coin, the number of bids on the listing can help you determine if a coin and how much it sold is a real deal.

But keep in mind that on eBay, buyers can cash out, which means the coin won’t sell for the price it appears to be.

Counterfeit goods also often float around the internet, so keep these things in mind when searching so you don’t get scammed into losing your hard-earned money.

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Bobby Allyn

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