Ultra Rare Blue Peter 50p Coin Sells for Over 400 Times Face Value

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A Nostalgic Mint

An ultra rare Blue Peter 50p coin, designed to celebrate the London Olympic games in 2012, has recently been sold for an astonishing 400 times its face value. The coin features a picture of an athlete in the Olympics, which was drawn by a young viewer back in 2009. The design was created by Florence Jackson, a nine-year-old who became the youngest person ever to design a coin. With over 17,000 entries from the kids TV show, the Blue Peter coin is now considered a must-have for serious coin collectors.

Valuable and in Demand

Around 2.2 million of the 50p coins were minted and released into circulation in 2011. However, this earlier version of the coin, minted in 2009, is more valuable to collectors. It recently sold for an impressive £207.27 on eBay, after attracting eight bids. The coins were initially sold for £1.09 but can now fetch over £200, with some even reaching as high as £286 on online auction sites. The value of the coin can increase if it comes with its original packaging and images of presenters from the popular show.

Other Valuable Coins in Circulation

Similar to the Blue Peter coin, commemorative coins with unique designs are often desirable for collectors. For sport fans, there is a collection of 29 different designs celebrating the 2012 Olympic games, and these regularly sell above face value. The rarity of the coin, indicated by low mintage figures, contributes to its value. The Kew Gardens 50p coin is also highly sought after, with some examples selling for over £300. Coins with errors or unique characteristics also gain significant interest. However, it's important to note that the value of these coins can fluctuate, so it's not a guaranteed investment.

Check the Value of Your Change

If you're curious about the potential value of your own change, you can check listings on eBay to get an idea of what similar coins are selling for. However, be cautious of fakes that may appear online. To get a more accurate assessment, you can consult experts like Coin Hunter or The Royal Mint who can provide information on the value of your coins. It's always important to remember that online auction prices may not reflect the final sale price if a buyer pulls out.

A Rare Find

Another rare 50p coin, produced by The Royal Mint over two decades ago, has also been sold for a significant price. The demand for these valuable coins continues to grow, making them a potentially lucrative investment for collectors.

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