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Check Your Pockets - ​These Rare 50p Coins Are Selling For £840 On Ebay

Check Your Pockets - ​These Rare 50p Coins Are Selling For £840 On Ebay

A rare Beatrix Potter 50p coin featuring Peter Rabbit has been sold for a jaw dropping amount of £840 on Ebay.

I think it is time to start checking down the back of your sofa!

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There were five bids made on the coin with a starting price of £650, before it was finally sold for £840 (with a £1.40 postage fee) - which is a whopping 1680 times more than the actual currency value of the coin.

Credit: eBay/reecedavioffic_0
Credit: eBay/reecedavioffic_0

The 9.6 million Peter Rabbit coins were released in 2016 to mark Beartrix Potter's 150th Birthday, and were only circulated in the Lake District and other locations in the UK related to the writer.

There are two types of coins - normal 50ps that you wouldn't mind spending and the more expensive collector's edition, which you would be very lucky to find down the back of your sofa.

The coin that sold for £840 has an illustration of Peter in the middle with his name either side of his head.

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Credit: The Royal Mint
Credit: The Royal Mint

In February, The Royal Mint also released even more Beatrix Potter coins including Flopsy Bunny, MrsTittlemouse, The Tailor of Gloucester and another Peter Rabbit design.

The coins were created by designer Emma Noble, who has previously worked on pieces commemorating the Diamond Jubilee and Remembrance Sunday.

A Mrs Tiggy Winkle coin was also recently advertised on the auction site for a starting price of £2,200- despite the coin still being in circulation.

The seller wrote: "Extremely Rare Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (Beatrix Potter) 50p Coin. Condition - Used but Mint Condition [sic]."

The "buy it now" price is a jaw dropping £2,200, with the auction price starting at a lower £680.

However, the coin isn't that rare as according to changechecker.org there are still over 8 million of the coins in circulation, so there could be one hidden in your purse.


Featured Image Credit: Royal Mint

Topics: Life News, Real

Mark Cunliffe

Mark is a writer at LADbible with a creative writing background and a history working at some of Manchester's biggest agencies. He loves football and music that screams a lot.

 

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