Are the 2p new pence worth anything?
Hundreds of millions of two pence coins are minted every year, so most are only worth their original value. Some of the rarest 2p coins are a small batch from 1983 which were accidentally minted with the words “new pence” on them instead of “two pence”, according to the Royal Mint.
Is a 1971 New pence 2p worth anything?
Unfortunately for all those who have contacted us asking whether their stack of 2p coins dating from 1971 to 1981 are worth hundreds of pounds, the answer is no. The Royal Mint explains: ‘To avoid confusion between the old and new coinage all three coins had the word ‘NEW’ incorporated into the reverse design.
What is the value of a 2 pence coin?
The British decimal two pence (2p) coin – often informally pronounced two pee – is a unit of currency equalling 2/100ths of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction on 15 February 1971, the year British currency was decimalised.
Is 1971 New pence rare?
Produced between 1971 and 1981, the coins features the words ‘new pence’, which was used on all of the two pennies pieces until ‘two pence’ was introduced in 1982. One coin, dated from the initial release date in 1971, is currently on the site for £14,000, and is described as ‘extremely rare’.
What is a 1988 2 pence coin worth?
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What is the most valuable coin in the UK?
1933 George V penny Arguably the most valuable coin in the UK, with an estimated value of £72,000. Although this was originally created as a pattern coin, which means it is not intended for release into circulation, it is believed seven were issued, making them extraordinarily rare.
What are the best 50p to collect?
Top 10 most valuable 50p coins
- Kew Gardens (2009), 210,000.
- Olympic Wrestling (2011), 1,129,500.
- Olympic Football (2011), 1,161,500.
- Olympic Judo (2011), 1,161,500.
- Olympic Triathlon (2011), 1,163,500.
- Peter Rabbit (2018), 1,400,000.
- Flopsy Bunny (2018), 1,400,000.
- Olympic Tennis (2011), 1,454,000.
How rare is a 1971 2p?