Beatrix Potter 50p coin with rare mistake sells for £255 on eBay

Beatrix Potter 50p coin with rare mistake sells for £255 on eBay – so is there one in YOUR wallet?

  • A 50p Benjamin bunny coin was minted with the Queen’s head facing wrong way
  • The coin was put on eBay for £250 and bidders brought the price up to £255
  • Unfortunately for anyone who still has hold of one, an ordinary coin from the range will not typically sell for more than £2.60 – 같이 25 million were minted
  • A 50p Beatrix Potter coin with a rare minting error sold on eBay for £255.

    A mistake which left 여왕‘s head on the obverse facing a different direction to the Benjamin bunny design on the reverse increased the coin’s value to more than 500 times it’s intended worth.

    The listing started at £250, and two separate bidders brought the price up to £255, finally selling for that price on November 24.

    The mistake, which increased the coin's value 500-fold, is evident because the Queen's head on the obverse is facing a different direction to the Benjamin bunny design on the reverse

    The mistake, which increased the coin’s value 500-fold, is evident because the Queen’s head on the obverse is facing a different direction to the Benjamin bunny design on the reverse

    The listing started at £250, and two separate bidders brought the price up to £255, finally selling for that price on November 24

    The listing started at £250, and two separate bidders brought the price up to £255, finally selling for that price on November 24

    The Benjamin bunny coin was one of four 50p pieces - along with coins depicting Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and Jeremy Fisher - released in 2017 in celebration of children's author Beatrix Potter

    The Benjamin bunny coin was one of four 50p pieces - along with coins depicting Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and Jeremy Fisher - released in 2017 in celebration of children's author Beatrix Potter

    The Benjamin bunny coin was one of four 50p piecesalong with coins depicting Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and Jeremy Fisherreleased in 2017 in celebration of children’s author Beatrix Potter

    Royal Mint creates three to four million coins a day, meaning the occasional mistake will slip throughand the resulting coins are often sought after by cash collectors.

    The Benjamin bunny coin was one of four 50p piecesalong with coins depicting Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and Jeremy Fisherreleased in 2017 in celebration of children’s author Beatrix Potter.

    Unfortunately for anyone who still has hold of one, an ordinary coin from the range will not typically sell for more than £2.60 – 같이 25 million of them were minted.

    The listing description for the coin reads: ‘In the picture you will see the rotation error where the Queen’s head is.

    ‘That’s how far the rotation is on the coin, when you flip it round it should be facing up the same way as the Benjamin bunny.

    ‘Very rare, lovely condition too.

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