Your £2 coin could be worth £1,000 but you need to spot specific ‘weird circle’ error first


Your £2 coin could be worth £1,000 if you spot a specific "weird circle" error on it. Coins with minting errors can be worth multiple times their face value because there are so few of them. The HG Wells error coin could be worth up to £1,000. The scarcity of the pieces means collectors are willing to pay hundreds or thousands of pounds for them.

What makes these coins valuable?

Like other £2 coins, the HG Wells coin is made from two metals – a silver colored cupro-nickel disc surrounded by an outer yellow nickel-brass ring. But some coins have a blank minted with a thicker yellow ring, much wider than what we’d see on normal £2 coins. This minting error makes these coins unique and highly sought after by collectors.

How can you sell a rare coin?

If you believe you have a rare coin, there are a number of ways you can sell it. You can sell it on eBay, through Facebook, or in an auction. However, it's important to be wary of scams. For example, there are multiple scams targeting sellers on Facebook. Always meet in person when buying or selling on Facebook Marketplace and prefer dealing with cash directly to ensure it's legitimate.

The safest way to sell a rare coin is likely through auction. The Royal Mint's Collectors Service has a team of experts who can help you authenticate and value your coin. You can also sell rare coins on eBay, but be aware that eBay charges a 10% fee on the money you make from the sale.

So, check your £2 coins carefully – you might just have a valuable one in your pocket!

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