29 June 2020 16:40
Get our money-saving tips and top offers direct to your inbox with the Mirror Money newsletter Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email The coin, which was released in 2016 to mark 950 years since the Battle of Hastings, was listed on eBay on June 15 and has since traded hands for 126,000 times its face value. However it's value has risen since two years ago when it was considered the 25th-rarest 50p currently in circulation. If you've got one of these cons in your change, you may be able to trade it online for a fortune, depending on the quality and authenticity of it - though experts say it's not the rarest fifty pence out there - and there are many more similar listings on eBay for just £2. "Values for coins tend to vary every now and then and it could be that demand for 50ps has gone up because we're seeing less change used right now because of coronavirus," Alexandra Fiddons at coin expert ChangeChecker told Mirror Money. Alexandra says it's not unusual for a coin to suddenly 'skyrocket' in value, though these instances tend to be rare.
A couple of years ago, one was listed for £5million on eBay - needless to say, it didn't sell. Think you may have a rare coin in your change? A RARE Battle of Hastings 50p coins has sold for a huge £63,100 on eBay after a price war among collectors. The coin is one of 6,700,000 in circulation and it ended up selling for more than 126,000 times its face value. 2 The Battle of Hastings coin sold on eBay for £63,100 The 50p coins were struck back in 2016 to mark 950 years since the famous battle between King Harold II of England and William the Condqueror in 1066.
It ranks at two on Change Checker's scarcity index scale, alongside Paddington Bear at the Station and Roger Bannister 50p coins. Coins often sell for more if they've not been circulated but this particular one had been, with the seller making this very clear in the eBay listing. The coin was put on with a starting offer of £1,500, which swiftly rose to more than £60,000 over the seven days that it was listed for. By the time the auction ended, the coin had received 41 bids. Of course, even if one of these coins turns up in your change and you decide to list it online, it's not guaranteed to sell for the same price - it's only worth as much as someone will pay for it.
Having said that, back in 2017 one of these coins sold on eBay for £7,000. To find out how much it's worth, you should compare it to other similar coins that have recently sold on eBay to get a rough idea. Britain's new 50p Brexit coin released to celebrate the nation leaving the EU A 50p coin was sold for £63,100 and there's 6.7million more out there, so it's worth checking your change. The coin marks 950 years since the Battle of Hastings and was released in 2016. The 50 pence was listed on eBay earlier this month and has left traders stunned, as it sold for 126,000 times its face value - reports Mirror Online. The back of the Battle of Hastings 50p coin was created by designer John Bergdahl four years ago. But with more than 6 million in circulation, they're not the rarest out there - the Kew Gardens coin still holds this title with just 210,000 in circulation. It currently ranks second place on ChangeChecker's scarcity index scale, alongside Paddington Bear at the Station and Roger Bannister 50p coins. The 50p coin, which the seller admits has been in circulation for several years, was listed with a starting offer of £1,500, which quickly rose to £60,100 in 10 days. "*VERY RARE AND CIRCULATED* Collectable 2016 Battle of Hastings 1066 50p Coin," the listing explained. By the time the auction ended, the coin had amassed 41 bids. If you've got one of these coins in your change, you may be able to trade it online for a fortune, depending on the quality and authenticity of it - though experts say it's not the rarest fifty pence out there - and there are many more listings on eBay for just £2. Alexandra Fiddons at coin expert ChangeChecker said: "Values for coins tend to vary every now and then and it could be that demand for 50ps has gone up because we're seeing less change use right now because of coronavirus. "That said, there are other Battle of Hastings 50p coins on eBay selling for £2, so do your research." Alexandra says it's not unusual for a coin to suddenly 'skyrocket' in value, though these tendencies tend to be rare. She said: "We often have random coins that we don't expect to take off that much that sometimes they just skyrocket. Of course, even if one of these coins turns up in your change and you decide to list it online, it's not guaranteed to sell for the same price. CoinHunter puts this coin to be worth around £12.99, while other Battle of Hastings 50ps have sold for between £3 and £10. If you think you have a valuable coin, the best thing to do is ask the Royal Mint to check that it's genuine. Are you a rare coin collector? A Battle of Hastings 50p coin has just sold on eBay for a whopping £63,100. After a price war among collectors, the piece of change was flogged for more than 126,000 times its face value. The coin, which marks the Battle of Hastings fought in 1066, is one of 6,700,000 in circulation. To mark 950 years since the famous battle, the 50p coins came into circulation back in 2016. (Image: PA) The back of the coin features the drawing of King Harold with an arrow through his eye taken from the Bayeux Tapestry. Despite the value of these coins, there are other rare ones out there to be found. (Image: Getty) Previously, Daily Star Online found a coin selling on eBay for £35,000. According to the seller, the WWF coin could "change someone's life". It is thought that there are 3.4 million of these coins in circulation since it was created back in 2011. On another occasion, a rare Sherlock Holmes 50p coin was spotted on eBay for a whopping £6,000. It first came into circulation back in 2019 and are very popular among coin collectors.