Check your pockets! Brits urged to look out for rare 20p coin worth £750


Spotting the valuable coin

Experts are urging Brits to check their pockets for an "insanely rare" 20p coin that could be worth a small fortune. The coin, minted in 1990 with a minting error, was turned bronze by mistake by the Royal Mint when it accidentally stuck on a 1p mould. Only two of these rare coins have been confirmed so far, but there could be more. The lucky collectors who find one of these coins could potentially sell it for £1,000.

Super rare "mule" coins

According to other experts, the "mule" coins are not specific to any year and are extremely rare. The unusual combination of the bronze-colored 20p coin has led collectors to value them at £750 each. However, there are suggestions that these coins could be worth even more due to their rarity.

Other valuable coins to look out for

In addition to the rare 20p coin, coin enthusiasts are also urging people to check their pockets for a rare 50p coin featuring the Chinese Pagoda at the famous Kew Gardens in London. This coin has been known to sell for more than 300 times its face value. Another rare 20p error coin, minted in 1983 on a copper-colored blank, recently sold for more than 1,000 times its face value after igniting a week-long bidding war.

Selling a rare coin

If you're lucky enough to find a rare coin, there are several ways to sell it. You can try selling it through Facebook, but be cautious of potential fraudsters. It's always best to meet buyers in person in a public, well-lit location. Another option is to sell the coin on eBay, but make sure to provide good pictures and detailed information about its condition. Alternatively, the safest way to sell a rare coin may be through auction. The Royal Mint's Collectors Service can authenticate and value your coin. Simply reach out via email and a member of the valuation team will assist you. Keep in mind that there may be a charge for this service, depending on the size of your collection.

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