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Most rare and valuable 50p coins in circulation revealed including Kew Gardens worth up to £707

The spare change in your pocket can add up to a fortune if you find yourself with the rare 50p in the mix.

The coins we see in circulation can generally be worth hundreds of times their face value, and eBay sellers are cashing them in.

    About 50 seconds can be worth much more than their face value

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About 50 seconds can be worth much more than their face value

In general, the rarer the coin, the more valuable it is.

And if it’s scarce – which also means it’s in high demand – its value can be pushed even higher.

Rare coin with errors can also be worth thousands of pounds.

Experts at Changechecker.org created a scarcity index that tracks the 50p coins in circulation.

They will update this index every three months.

Latest update coming in November.

Kew Gardens’ 50p is once again topping the charts, and it’s been gone for years.

This is the rarest and most sought after after 50p, so much so, that it is ignited Bidding wars among collectors on eBay desperate to get their hands on coins.

Here is a list of the 10 rarest and most valuable coins according to Changechecker’s latest outlook – including their value.

What are the top 10 rarest and most valuable 50p coins?

1. Kew Garden – £707

    Kew Gardens 50p can sell for hundreds of pounds

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Kew Gardens 50p can sell for hundreds of poundsCredit: PA

The rare Kew Gardens 50p remains at the top of the charts in the Changechecker.org scarcity index.

The 50p coin features a Chinese temple at a famous London landmark and is one of the rarest coins out there because there are so few of them.

Only 210,000 of them were released in 2009.

That number is much less than most coins – for example, there were nearly half a billion of 1997 Britannia 50p entered circulation.

What the Sun detects the most is £707, which we saw on eBay in February.

However, the most recent we’ve seen is for £250.

There is also a very rare gold version on sale for huge £2,751.00 on the site in June, and only 1,000 of these exist.

2. Triathlon – £16

    These 50p pieces are some of the rarest

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These 50p pieces are some of the rarest

This 50p triathlon shows athletes performing the three sports that make up the triathlon – swimming, cycling and running.

Only 1,163,500 were put into circulation in 2011 to commemorate the 2012 London Olympic Games.

You may want to check your bag to see if you’ve picked up one.

A triathlon coin in mint condition was used £18 on eBay in September.

But a circulating version will be more likely for you to detect your change Sold for 16 pounds.

3. Wrestling – £16

    This rare 50p shows two wrestlers

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This rare 50p shows two wrestlers

Nearly 1.13 million of these 50p Wrestling coins were made in 2011 to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The coin features two athletes struggling in front of a crowd, and one being thrown to the ground.

This 50 seconds can be worth much more than its face value – this is for £16 on eBay recently.

4. Judo – £18.25

    Judo Coins can go up to £16 on eBay

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Judo Coins can go up to £16 on eBayCredit: Amazon

More than 1.16 million of these Judo coins were put into circulation in 2011 to commemorate the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The coin shows two athletes locked in a judo match, with one throwing their opponent to the floor.

If you find one in your spare change, it could be worth much more than its face value.

One sold for £18.25 on eBay recently.

5. Olympic Football – £25

    Just over a million of these Football coins have been put into circulation

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Just over a million of these Football coins have been put into circulationCredit: Amazon

The Royal Mint has launched a number of designs commemorating the 2012 London Olympics on 50p coins.

Of all the coins created to commemorate the games, the Football 50p is one of the rarest and has an explanation of the offside rule on it.

Just over a million have entered circulation.

If you find one, it can be purchased for £25 on eBay.

6. Tennis – £6

    Find one of these 50 Seconds Tennis and you can hit it for £6

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Find one of these 50 Seconds Tennis and you can hit it for £6Credit: eBay

This Olympic 50p coin shows a tennis ball flying over a tennis net.

More than 1.45 million of these coins have been put into circulation.

If you are lucky enough to find one, you can earn £6 for it – like this one sold on eBay back in August.

7. Ball – £5

    These coins were recently sold to a searcher

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These coins were recently sold to a searcherCredit: PA

Just under 1.62 million Goalball 50p coins went into circulation in 2011.

The coins show a Goalball player, wearing eyeglasses, in the middle of the game.

We spotted one of these coins selling for £5 on eBay back in September.

8. Hockey – £5.60

    Hockey coins will usually sell for just over £5

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Hockey coins will usually sell for just over £5Credit: Change tester

There have been 1,773,500 50 Seconds Hockey minted in the Olympic coin collection.

The design was by Robert Evans, who worked as an engraver and sculptor for the Royal Mint.

He took several photos of two college hockey players as the basis for his design.

A copy of the coin on sale for £5.60 in early September this year.

9. Boating – £5.50

    Rowing is one of Britain's most successful sports

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Rowing is one of Britain’s most successful sportsCredit: Change tester

Rowing 50p was designed by David Podmore and reflects one of Britain’s most successful sports.

1,717,300 of these were minted in 2011, making it rank with a score of 52 on the scarcity index.

It has also gone up 10 places since the last update.

Despite the higher demand, you will find yourself only able to withdraw cash up to £5.50 for coins based on the latest listings we have seen.

10. Table tennis – £5.58

    This 50p shows two people playing table tennis

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This 50p shows two people playing table tennis

Another coin that is much more demanded by collectors is this Table Tennis 50p coin.

It shows two people playing a game, with the ping pong ball soaring over the other side of the net.

More than 1.7 million coins have been put into circulation.

We found one of these £5.58 on eBay the past few months.

How much are the other 50p coins worth?

Many coins can be worth much more when sold on eBay as part of a collection.

Although sometimes you will get better individual prices if another collector needs your coin to complete their collection.

A rare Olympic swimming 50p Sold for almost £1,000 in May, but other designs can also sell for hundreds of pieces.

Other coins sought after by collectors include Beatrix Potter 50p Coins.

They usually cost around £10, but a few have sold for £11 and £13 in the past.

But the original 2016 Peter Rabbit coin was once sold for up to £840 on auction site.

If you’re looking to sell one today, you’re in luck if you get this many.

In April, a Rare Olympic Blue Peter 50p was posted on eBay for £205.

The coin features a high jump athlete and was drawn by nine-year-old Florence Jackson after winning a competition on a children’s TV show.

In the past, we have revealed Most Valuable Coin Hunted after a seller pocket £63,000 from beating his Battle of Hasting in 50p.

Coins with flaws tend to be among the highest values ​​because of their extremely limited number.

A rare buggy coin from 2012 The Olympics set sold for £590 on eBay last August.

We saw a similar coin listed Sold for over £10,000.

Newer versions may also be worth it

You might think the old coins have the highest value – but the new coins can also bring in big bucks.

In 2019, Royal Mint re-released the rarest set of 5 pieces and The most popular 50 seconds to celebrate half a decade of coins.

The new coins are made with older designs including Kew Gardens, Girl Guides and Scouts, but are dated 2019 which could make them super valuable to collectors.

The £90 Collector’s Proof Sets Sold Out in February 2019, but you can still get uncirculated sets for £45 direct from Royal mint.

    Uncirculated 2019 coin sets cost £45 direct from the Royal Mint

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Uncirculated 2019 coin sets cost £45 direct from the Royal Mint

Brand new 50p coin also launching in 2019 to celebrate Team GB.

You can buy it for around £4 present but its value may increase in the coming years.

What makes a coin more valuable?

Generally, collectors look at the drawings of a coin to gauge its value.

Instead of just basing a coin’s value on rarity, Changechecker.org looks at two other important pieces of information.

This includes the number of each coin listed as “collected” by members of the site, which shows the relative ease of finding a particular coin.

The experts also tracked the number of times a design was requested to be swapped in the previous three months, showing the current level of collector demand.

Although the index does not necessarily correspond to the value, it is an effective indicator.

The Sun has also published a £1 scarcity index, so you can figure out the value of each £24 coin design.

How do I know how much my coin is worth?

If you’re lucky enough to pick up a rare coin in your spare change, it can go up to hundreds of pounds depending on its rarity.

You should check to see how much the coin is selling for on eBay.

Search for the coin’s full name, select the “sold” listing, and then switch the search to “highest value”.

It will give you an idea of ​​how much the coin is using.

But keep in mind that the buyer can always cash out so the coin may not reach the price it says it is.

You can choose to sell coins on eBay or through a professional like ChangeChecker.org.

You can also use a online tool that gives you an estimate how much it could be worth on eBay, as well as any other rare coin you have.

Coin Hunter gives you an estimated valuation of your coin based on the average of the most recent sale, as well as the range you can expect it to earn.

Rare £1 coin with bug on sale for £155 – check if you have any


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Bobby Allyn

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