The clearest and most valuable Christmas coin worth up to £150, including the 50p snowman

IF you find a penny in stock this morning, you might be a bit disappointed by the 2021 gift standard.

But for an avid coin collector, it could be your golden ticket to a quick buck – especially if it’s rare.

Maybe you'll get lucky this Christmas and find a rare coin in your pocket


Maybe you’ll get lucky this Christmas and find a rare coin in your pocket

Rare Coins will often be auctioned on eBay for much more than their usual counterparts.

Sometimes 50 seconds, 10 seconds and more will sold for hundreds of pounds, if the right buyer is pursuing it.

So if instead you looked at all those ripped wrappers with disdain, think about how you would feel. in money again After all this, fear not, because the change in your pocket can earn you some bob back, too.

We’ve found a collection of Christmassy ones that perfectly fit the yuletide era.

Some are classic Christmas classics and some simply give off a festive feel.

But whether they’re old or new, or you’ve never seen it before, you should always Beware of fakes that can also do loops.

Rare Coins & Valuable Notes

You can always see the experts to confirm your change, that way you’ll know if it’s a real deal – and checking out other eBay listings can also give you idea of ​​value.

You can raise the price if it is and you are selling.

But the value of any rare coin can change from day to day.

A collector might be willing to pay hundreds if it’s rare, has history or a lovely nostalgic value, but the Bank of England may just accept it at face value.

Despite that, we’ve discovered some of the top sellers on eBay have far exceeded face value.

They’ll also keep you in the festive spirit – here’s what they used and why they’re so rare.

50p Snowman – worth £19.95

The Snowman is a classic family movie, so owning the coin makes for festive fun


The Snowman is a classic family movie, so owning the coin makes for festive fun

Everyone’s favorite Christmas movie is immortalized forever in a 50p coin series featuring iconic family movie scenes and the movie’s characters.

Really have four different variations by The Snowman 50p.

A memory Snowman 50p coin was first released in November 2018 to celebrate 40 years since Raymond Briggs’ Christmas novel was published.

The coin features a Snowman flying through the sky above Brighton Pier with his human best friend James.

In November 2019, Second coin released Show Snowman on a snow-carpeted lawn with James in the foreground and the forest in the background.

In the third reincarnation, the coin instead There’s a Snowman hugging James.

Of course, a brand new coin was also released this year and it features an introductory scene from the original storybook about James creating the snowman.

This newest one has been sold for about £20 on eBay because collectors are eager to get their hands on it, even though it was only released two months ago.

R for Robin 10p – worth £14.50

Seeing a mantis in your garden will make you feel great


Seeing a mantis in your garden will make you feel great

Not necessarily a Christmas coin by itself as R 10p was released in the highly sought after 10p alphabet collection, but R for Robin 10p looks like a snow scene from a Christmas card so it’s on the list.

R for Robin has a snowflake, winter background with a stallion sitting inside the letter R.

26 different 10p coins were issued with designs on each including an image related to the letter it represents.

There are more 10ps “Rs” in circulation than Y for Yeoman Warder and Z for Zebra Crossing for example, but with a total of 284,000 coins in existence, it is still a very rare coin.

Change tester latest scarcity index takes it to the top of the leaderboard, so with a score of 100, this is the rarest 10p overall, despite being festive.

We found out that one of them got a £14.50 on eBay after attracting three bids so we know collectors are interested in it too.

Gibraltar’s Santa 50p – worth £151.25

When you see Santa Claus, you know it's Christmas


When you see Santa Claus, you know it’s Christmas

Father Christmas is an iconic Christmas motif, so any carnival fan crazy for coins will be looking for a replica featuring a man in a large red coat. own characteristic.

A rare version that fits the bill exactly is the 50p . coin on sale for just over £150 on Ebay.

The catch, however, is that for UK coin fanatics, its value is purely decorative – and you can’t really spend it because it’s not legal tender. law here.

The coin was actually minted in Gibraltar, although the country’s 50ps coin is identical in size, shape and weight to the UK denomination.

Change experts say that means they can often find their way into UK cash registers and vending machines undetected, so it wouldn’t be too unusual for an acquaintance with your changes.

This time of year, this coin is also particularly interesting to find as it is beautiful and festive featuring Santa Claus and a chimney with the word “Christmas” on the design.

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