eBay: Rare 50p coin selling for £1,851 – and there are MILLIONS of them


eBay is full of rare and collectable items, with thousands of rare coins listed on its books.

One coin that was listed this afternoon is a rare 50p, made to commemorate the life of British author, Beatrix Potter.

The coin was listed by eBay user “jason32debbie”, who boasts 100 per cent positive feedback.

Looking to bring in the big bucks, the seller listed the coin for a staggering £1,851.

The coin’s title reads: “Rare and sort after (circulated) collectible 50p coin Beatrix Potter 1866-1943 (sic).”

Giving more away about the coin, the item’s description details: “Rare and sort after (circulated) collectible 50p coin Beatrix Potter 1866-1943.

“Offers considered and postage is Free and tracked to all countries… (sic)”

The coin has been listed for charity, meaning all proceeds from the sale will go to the seller’s chosen organisation, which is Cancer Research.

The coin was minted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, in 1866.

Unlike the other coins in the series of Beatrix Potter 50ps, which celebrate her characters, this coin celebrates Beatrix herself.

Other coins in the Beatrix Potter series immortalise Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Jemima Puddleduck and Benjamin Bunny.

This particular 50p features an engraving of her name and her profile at the top along with with the years of her life.

The design also features her most famous character, Peter Rabbit.

The coin was designed by Emma Noble and had a 2016 mintage of 6,900,000.

Due to its high mintage, it turns out this coin isn’t actually that rare at all, rated as “common” by scarcity index, Change Checker.

Despite the coin’s high listing price, the Lowestoft-based seller has also made it open to offers, meaning they are willing to accept a lower price.

Another coin listed on eBay last week was a Battle of Hastings 50p. 

Like the Beatrix Potter coin, some proceeds from this coin will also go towards Cancer Research.

The coin was listed for a mind-blowing sum of £5 million.

However, it seems unlikely that the coin will reach that asking price, as it is actually not particularly rare or valuable.

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