When you are out shopping you might notice you occasionally get differently patterned 50p coins but do not know much about them. The Royal Mint regularly issues special edition fifty pence coins to highlight special occasions, you might be aware of the most popular set which is the 2012 Olympic sports set. All 29 Olympic sports had a fifty pence coin issued in its honor, however the amount of coins produced for each sport varies, for example the least produced coin is for football and it highlights the offside rule whereas the most produced coin was for archery.
So what are my 50p coins worth?
All fifty pence coins are worth 50p from a legal tender point of view ie you can spend them in any shop for 50p worth of products however the special edition fifty pence coins are highly collectible and the rarer ones can fetch you a very nice profit when you list them on eBay.
I highly recommend that whenever you come across a special edition fifty pence coin that you put it to one side and do not spend it straight away. Mostly all of these 50p coins can be sold for double their face value when listed on eBay. You can make double your money and convert each of the coins into £1 with out much effort at all, if you take advantage of eBay’s free listings and no fees deals you will not lose any of your profit. The Kew Gardens special edition fifty pence piece had a limited production of just 210,000 coins. The Kew Garden 50p is currently selling for around £50! This is a huge 100 fold profit so keep your eyes open for one of these.
Have you found any of the rarer fifty pence coins? Do you collect them or sell them on eBay? Let me know in the comments please.