Rare 50p Selling For 900 Times Its Value

Rare 50p Selling For 900 Times Its Value

Rare 50p Selling For 900 Times Its Value

The Royal Mint have been releasing special, limited edition 50p coins inspired by the beloved children’s tales by Beatrix Potter.

They were released as a collection to mark the 150th anniversary of the author’s birth, which has quickly become very popular not only to avid coin collectors, but also to those who simply loved her children’s books and the characters in them!

The Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle coin was the fourth coin of the ongoing collection to be released, celebrating the iconic characters made by Potter.

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle was published in October 1905, meaning the collection was minted more then 100 years after her books were published!

The collection includes Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and Jemima Puddle-Duck just to name a few.

However it’s been recently found out that only 2.1 million Mrs Tiggy-Winkle coins were released into circulation, which makes it the sixth most scarce in the UK – it’s become the most sought after 50p coin from the series.

Believe it or not, one seller managed to sell theirs on eBay for a whole £450!

And it was pretty popular, too!

However, the average cost you’d find these coins listed at is about £9, which is still eighteen times its value – so you’re in for a treat if you stumble upon one accidentally in your purse.

One seller wrote in the description of the item: “Very rare 2016 50p coin. Used condition, I received it in change.” – lucky for some!

Do you recognize any of these faces from your childhood, or do you just want to cash in for a profit?

Either way, if you happen to find a familiar face on one of your 50p’s, you’ll know just how much it’s worth! Will you hold on to it, or will you get yourself a nice £9 to spend straight away?



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