COIN hunters looking to add to their royal collection will be thrilled with the recent launch of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 50p – we explain its worth.
The coin was officially released earlier this month and was the first 50p made to mark a royal event.
The front side of the coin features the Queen on horseback, while the top side shows the number 70, marking the time of the Queen’s reign.
The design of the coin was approved by the Queen.
But how much is it worth? We explain all you need to know.
How much is Jubilee 50p worth?
If you want to bring yourself one of these coins, you will have to pay more than its face value.
You can buy coins from the Royal Mint for £7.
This is the non-circulating version of the commemorative coin – which means you won’t get it in your change from stores.
The Royal Mint has not confirmed whether any coins will be released into general circulation – we have requested more information and will update you as we know more.
However, the Royal Mint website states that they are currently awaiting a sale of the coin – meaning you may not be able to purchase it right away.
Meanwhile, The Sun has discovered 50 Seconds is being sold online for more than £7.
Collectors fight it for coins on Ebay earlier this month when the coin was launched, with the lucky bidder splashing out £17 to earn it.
What other coins have value?
While you’re unlikely to get the new 50p in your spare change as it’s not circulating, there are plenty of other coins you can pocket of value.
Other commemorative style coins including Kew Gardens 50p – can sell for hundreds of pounds.
Most recently, this Kew Gardens coin – featuring a Chinese temple at the center of the London attraction – for £250 on eBay.
The Beatrix Potter 50p, released in 2016 to coincide with the famous author’s 150th anniversary, had previously sold for £8 on eBay.
While this rare EU coin recently sold on eBay for £70 – its design celebrates the presidency of the UK’s Council of European Ministers and the completion of the Common Market.
But if you are planning to splurge on a rare coin of your own, beware counterfeiting.
Look out for coins with design flaws on them.
Sometimes you can make money selling these coins – a 50p with mint error on it recently sold for an impressive £550.
Rare coins and valuables – is yours worth a penny?
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