Ultra rare 50p coin sells for £2.5k on eBay – and theres only 600 out there

Ultra rare 50p coin sells for £2.5k on eBay – and theres only 600 out there

A rare coin has sold for £2,500 on eBay after a bidding war – and you could have one.

It's always important to keep an eye on your change as you might be sitting on a fortune. Often collectors flog their coins on auction websites and make huge money from them.

Now there were two coins in the listing which were made to commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games in London that featured images of swimmers.

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Both coins had a swimmer with their face down in the water with their goggles. One had wavy lines covering their face, while the other didn't.

The design was what caused the collectors to rush to put their highest bid in as only 600 coins were ever produced with lines across the athlete's face.

But the design was soon amended to show the face in full. With just 600 of these coins out there, it makes the piece of change very valuable.

The seller first listed the coin for £1,000 on eBay earlier this month. In the description, they wrote: "The 2012 Olympic Games AQUATICS 50p coin is a genuine NGC MS66 graded ultra-rare piece.

"Selling a pair of these coins, one with the lines over the face, and the other is the replacement design with the lines removed. Both are in NGC capsules, and both are MS66 graded. Both are in mint, uncirculated condition."

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They continued: "99% of all 'lines over the face' Aquatics coins are FAKES, especially on eBay. Both of these coins have been verified as genuine by the Royal Mint, and graded by the NGC.

"This is a great opportunity for collectors to add an ultra rare and extremely valuable piece to their coin collection."

Over the week, there were loads of bids by six buyers. Then on October 9, the winner put a bid in for an eye-watering £2,500. It's always worth checking your coin to see if they're rare or come with an error.

The Kew Gardens 50p coin is one of the most sought-after out there with just 210,000 ever making it into circulation. Previously, we saw one sell for hundreds online.

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