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Three rare 50p coins selling for up to £11,000 and how to check if you’ve got one


Brits are being urged to check their change in case they have a valuable 50p coin worth thousands.

There are 71 different editions of the 50p piece with another 29 commemorative coins which aren’t meant to be spent – as Mirror Online reports.

While the majority are worth their face value, there are certain editions considered to be more valuable by collectors.

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The resale value of a coin can be determined by a variety of factors including a rare design on the “tails” side, limited numbers made or an error in the manufacturing process.

Here is a round of three of the most valuable 50p coins trading this month:

1918 Representation of the People Act 2018 Coin



The coin was made to mark a human rights law passed in 1918
The coin was made to mark a human rights law passed in 1918

An edition of this coin recently sold for £10,999 on Ebay.

The 50p was minted to celebrate a law which gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote – provided they owned property. It also gave the vote to all men aged over 21.

Around 9 million of these coins were made, which would usually mean it is less valuable since it is not particularly rare.

Paddington Bear Tower of London 50p, 2019



The 'Paddington at the Tower' 50p coin
The ‘Paddington at the Tower’ 50p coin

There have been four 50ps made to celebrate the iconic Paddington bear with the character in front of a different London location on each coin.

The ‘Paddington at the Tower’ 50p is one of the most common, with 9million made – but that didn’t stop one of the coins selling for £10,000 on eBay this month.

Other Paddington coins feature the bear at Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and Paddington Station.

Brexit 50p



The coin was made to mark the UK leaving the European Union
The coin was made to mark the UK leaving the European Union

The 50p was first released to celebrate the UK leaving the European Union and sold for £9,999 earlier this month.

One side is marked with the slogan ‘Peace, Prosperity and Friendship with All Nations’.

While the coin has sold for as much as £15,000, you may not be able to get that much for yours.

Some eBay sellers are listing the Brexit 50ps for a more wallet-friendly price of £1.35, and they tend to sell for no more than £5.

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