Rarest 10p, 50p and £2 coins worth fortune – including King Charles III design
Are you a rare coin collector?
If so, the rarest coins in the UK could be worth a lot of money without you even realising. Some 10p, 50p and £2 coins are more favourable than others.
Now ChangeChecker released its Scarcity Index update recently and it shows the first ever King Charles III 50p coin making an appearance. A whopping 4.9million of these coins entered circulation in December 2022.
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The information has been compiled using data from the ChangeChecker Swap Centre and there have been some movements since the last Scarcity Index update.
As for 50p, there has been a few coins shooting up the ranks and few gradually moving down. But the most exciting update is the addition of the first ever King Charles III 50p.
Back in December 2022, around 4.9m of these coins entered circulation featuring His Majesty. ChangeChecker tracked the new coin in the UK and found Newcastle to be the region you're most likely to find the coin.
Meanwhile, it's no surprise the Kew Gardens 50p is the most sought-after coin – with the Triathlon coin to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games in second place.
When it comes to a 10p, the bottom and top of the Scarcity Index remained stable, while there was a shake-up among the coins in the middle.
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While Oak and Yeoman Warders moved up 8 and 6 places respectively, Bond and NHS have both moved down by 10 spots. This comes as a surprise since they were considered some of the most popular of the A-Z 10p coins.
And the famous Robin coin remains in top place position. With Q for Queue and W to represent World Wide Web following closely behind.
Onto the £2 index, it remains stable with those Commonwealth Games coins proving to be the ones to look out for this year. With mintages ranging from 485,000 to 771,750, you can see why they're so sought-after.
According to ChangeChecker, there's less movement on the £2 index due to less coins entering circulation in recent years.
Trying to find a good quality coin from 15-20 years ago, even for a higher mintage issue, is more challenging nowadays too. That's because coins become damaged over time and are ultimately removed from circulation.
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