Are the old 50p worth anything?
An old 50p coin worth up to £60 could be lurking around in your home, but it is one of the rarest coins to find. Only 109,000 of these rare 50p coins were minted-around half of that of the Kew Gardens coin, which has a mintage of around 210k.
Why is a 1997 50p coin rare?
As well as its rare mintage, there is another catch that makes this coin so rare. According to The Mirror, the EC 50p was stamped on an older design of the 50p coin that was taken out of circulation in 1997- so you won’t find one in your spare change.
Which 50p is worth the most money?
The 50p coins currently worth the most money Currently, one is worth top dollar: the 2009 Kew Gardens coin. Only 210,000 50p coins with this design were released, meaning the value can skyrocket to around £700. The Royal Mint’s Director of UK Currency, Mark Loveridge, said: ‘Coin collecting remains as popular as ever…
Is it worth keeping old pound coins?
There are an estimated 122 million old pound coins unaccounted for – and some could be worth a few quid more than face value. They may have stopped being legal tender back in 2017, but there is still a mind-boggling number of old pound coins unaccounted for.
Will the banks take old 50p coins?
No, or at least no-one’s obliged to take them and they aren’t legal tender. Per the Royal Mint: “Smaller version introduced September 1997 (Larger version introduced October 1969, demonetised in 1998)”.
Is a 1969 50p worth anything?
The Royal Mint puts 120m new 50p coins into circulation on 14 October 1969, which at the time was the biggest ever issue of a new coin – giving it almost zero rarity value. On eBay, 1969 50p coins can be bought for as little as 75p.
Where can 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.
Can you still take old pound coins to the bank 2021?
Banks don’t legally have to accept old paper notes and coins once they’ve been withdrawn from circulation. Of the major banks that came back to us, Barclays, Nationwide and Santander all said you can deposit old notes and coins into your account.
How much is a 2008 Britannia 50p worth?
Britannia, up to £1.81 She was replaced by the new Royal Shield in 2008 as the standard 50p design, and none have been issued since, making the ones minted in that year valuable to collectors. Only 3.5million were issued into circulation and one recently sold on eBay for £1.81.