Are English coins worth money?

What English coins are worth money?

Most valuable and rare UK coins wanted by collectors

  • 1973 EEC 50 Pence Coin – valued at £3,000.
  • 2012 London Olympics Aquatics Fifty Pence – valued at £1,500.
  • 1983 Two Pence “New Pence” Coin – valued at £500.
  • 2015 Silver Two Pence Coin – valued at £485.
  • 2009 Kew Gardens Fifty Pence Coin – valued at £170.

Are old coins worth anything UK?

Before decimalisation – the switchover to the currency system we use now – many British coins were made of precious metals. This means pre-decimal coins are worth much more than their face value. This week marked 50 years of the decimal currency since the changeover took place on February 15, 1971.

Are British coins collectible?

Based solely on their face values—four coins are distributed, in one-, two-, three-, and four-pence denominations—they should not be worth much at all, but their limited supply (only about 1,000 sets are minted) and handsome red cases make them quite collectible.

What coins are worth keeping?

8 Valuable Coins in Circulation Today

  • 1943 Lincoln Head Copper Penny. …
  • 1955 Doubled Die Penny. …
  • 1969-S Lincoln Cent with Doubled Die Obverse. …
  • 1982 No Mint Mark Roosevelt Dime. …
  • 1999-P Connecticut Broadstruck Quarter. …
  • 2004 Wisconsin State Quarter With Extra Leaf. …
  • 2005-P “In God We Rust” Kansas State Quarter.
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What year coins are worth keeping?

In the Franklin half dollar series, the 1949-S, 1955 and 1956 coins are worth more than silver value. Among the earlier issues (1916-47), only those prior to 1940 are worth more than their silver content, and many dates are worth quite a bit more — such as the 1916, 1917-S obverse, 1921 issues, and 1938-D.

How do I sell my old coins UK?

If you’ve got a coin that you would like to sell at auction then you can contact a member of the British Numismatic Trade Association. They usually deal in very old coins but they may be able to help you assess whether it’s worth selling your coin at auction or whether it would be valuable to collector.

What can you do with old coins UK?

What to do with your old coins and banknotes

  • 1. Mail them to the Bank of England. …
  • Exchange them at your bank. …
  • Take them to the Post Office. …
  • Sell them to collectors. …
  • Give them to Charity.

How do I find out how much old coins are worth?

Multiply the weight of the coin by the percentage “fineness” of the coin (the percentage of the coin that is gold or silver). This will establish how much of the precious metal you have to sell. Multiply the result of the first calculation by the current price of the precious metal in the coin.

What is the rarest 50p coin in the UK?

A 2009 Kew Gardens 50p remains the most coveted coin in circulation, with a mintage of just 210,000. It makes for a popular find with collectors, with some Kew Gardens 50p coins listed on auction sites such as eBay for between £80 and £160.

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What old UK pennies are worth money?

Rare and valuable British coins

  • 1933 George V Penny. Undoubtedly the most famous British coin is the 1933 penny. …
  • 1917 King George V Gold Sovereign London. …
  • 1937 Edward VIII Brass Threepence. …
  • 1996 Football European Championship £2.

What are the best UK coins to collect?

Here are some of Matt’s favourites:

  • 1917 George V Sovereign. Circulating gold coinage was a casualty of the First World War. …
  • 1933 Penny. The 1933 penny is one of the most famous coins from the UK. …
  • 1996 Football European Championships Gold Proof £2 Coin.