How a lot might your ‘error’ coin be price?

  • £2 Lord Kitchener ‘error’ coin minted in 2014 set to fetch £800 at public sale
  • The coin is lacking the £2 denomination on the obverse, making it ‘extremely uncommon’
  • Other cash underneath the hammer embody the 2009 50p Kew Gardens coin

Worth a mint: A £2 Lord Kitchener coin minted in 2014 is set to fetch as much as £800 at an auction on Wednesday

Worth a mint: A £2 Lord Kitchener coin minted in 2014 is ready to fetch as a lot as £800 at an public sale on Wednesday

A £2 Lord Kitchener coin minted in 2014 is ready to fetch as much as £800 at an public sale on Wednesday.

The coin is lacking the phrases ‘Two Pounds’ on the reverse, an extremely uncommon error which has been authenticated by the Royal Mint.

This £2 coin was issued in 2014 to mark 100 years for the reason that outbreak of the First World War. 

It incorporates a ‘Your Country Needs You’ recruiting poster with a picture of Field Marshall Kitchener on the obverse.

There had been 5,720,000 of those cash that entered circulation, which means it could possibly be fairly simple to stumble throughout one in your change.

Without the error, the coin will not be notably vital. 

However, a small unknown variety of the cash might have entered circulation with out the ‘Two Pounds’ denomination on the reverse, which means the hunt is on for extra to be found. 

There have solely been two experiences of those ‘error’ cash being present in circulation based on Change Checker. 

Lockdales Auctioneers officiated the sale of 1 again in March 2020 to the worth of £500.

Now, considered one of these cash is predicted to fetch between £600 to £800 on the Coin & Medal Sale on the RBW Auction being held from 10am on Wednesday 14 February. 

2009 50p Kew Gardens coin

Also noteworthy on the public sale are three fabled 2009 Kew Gardens 50p cash up for grabs on the public sale.

The Kew Gardens 50p is without doubt one of the most coveted cash, attributable to its shortage in circulation and as a commemorative coin. It ranks primary on Change Checker’s 50p shortage index.  

A fabled 50p Kew Gardens coin could sell for £120 at auction on Wednesday

A fabled 50p Kew Gardens coin might promote for £120 at public sale on Wednesday

With simply 210,000 minted in 2009, these cash can promote north of £150 and as such, the bulk have been hoovered out of circulation and are within the hand of collectors. 

The most fascinating on the public sale is a circulating model with an estimate of between £80-£120.

Two others are uncirculated variations. One has a mintage of 10,000 and has an estimate of £100-150, and the opposite had a mintage of fifty,000, with an estimate of £80-£120.  Both are available a particular presentation pack.

The coin incorporates a design by Christopher Le Brun on the obverse celebrating the Royal Botanical Gardena, depicting the pagoda at Kew with an ornamental vine twining in and across the tower and with the years ‘1759’ and 2002′ both aspect of the phrase ‘Kew’.

This coin was first launched in 2009 to have fun 250 years of the long-lasting West London landmark.

1990 20p error coin  

A 1990 error 20p coin struck on a bronze 1p clean might fetch as a lot as £300 on the public sale. 

It comes with a signed letter from the Information and Research Manager at The Royal Mint Museum which confirms the main points of this uncommon error coin. 

It reads: ‘The piece is of the inaccurate composition for a twenty pence piece, underweight, and options barely rounded edges according to the clean being unsuitable in measurement for the collar wherein it was struck. 

‘It seems on this occasion {that a} bronze clean, probably meant for a 1p piece, has been struck between 20p dies.’ 

A 20p with an 'error' is set to fetch as much as £300 at auction
A 2016 £1 coin with an error could sell for £80

Errors: The 20p left was solid on a bronze clean most likely meant for a 1p and the £1 coin proper has two differing years stamped on it

2016 £1 error coin  

A 2016 one pound coin is estimated to fetch as much as £80 when it goes underneath the hammer on Wednesday.   

It has an error which options two dates – 2016 on the obverse and 2017 micro engraved on the reverse.

The tiny micro textual content across the rim, seen underneath magnification reveals ‘2017’ reasonably than 2016 as could be anticipated. The error was confirmed by the Royal Mint in 2017. 

Change Checker says there’s at the moment no indication as to what number of of those error cash have been struck.

How a lot might your ‘error’ coin be price?

An error in a coin is brought on by human mistake, such because the mistaken die or steel getting used to strike a coin. 

A mis-strike is created by the mass manufacturing course of. As lots of of 1000’s of cash are struck, variations are sure to happen, particularly when dies and equipment change into worn.

Monometallic cash (these with one kind of steel) with errors or mis-strikes are essentially the most uncommon and will promote for greater than face worth. 

One monometallic mis-strike discovered on a 2007 Technology £2 is estimated to be price over £1,000. 

If you’ve got discovered a £2 coin with an error or a mis-strike, it is price having it verified and authenticated by the Royal Mint who will provide a letter with their findings.