eBay: Rare Charles Dickens £2 coin selling for £400 – do you have this ‘very rare’ piece?
Ebay is a world famous e-commerce company which was established in 1995 in San Jose, California.
The eBay auction website has become a treasure trove for collectors all around the world, particularly coin collectors.
Users can buy and sell rare coins – usually particular £2 and 50p designs – using the website.
One rare £2 coin which has a Charles Dickens design is listed for the price of £400.
The user, johsco_55, has a 100 per cent positive feedback rating on the site.
It is listed under the title: “Charles Dickens 2012 £2 Two pound coin Very rare Royal Mint error.”
The description explains that the coin has “minting errors” which makes it more rare.
It reads: “Rare dicken’s £2 coin with minting errors. Writing around edge “something will turn up” is upside-down.”
“The dots on the head side are missing around nearly half the coin, on the left side of the queens head.This is a circulated coin so there are signs of wear
The post is being followed by 17 watchers and nine people have viewed this listing in the past hour alone.
So how rare is this coin considered? The Royal Mint website provides a clue.
It provides the mintage figure as 8,190,000, which reveals there are this many in circulation in the UK.
The description reads: “In 2012 we marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of Britain’s finest writers, with a unique £2 coin that incorporates the titles of Dickens’ famous works on its highly inventive reverse.”
Earlier this week, a rare 50p coin with a Benjamin Bunny design was listed for £499.
It was listed by eBay user pramcentre-co-uk who has a 97.7 per cent positive feedback rating.
The coin has been viewed by 33 people in the last hour, suggesting the demand surrounding it.
The listing title reads: “Beatrix Potter 50p Coin Benjamin Bunnny 2017 150th Anniversary Rare Collectors.”
So what do we know about this coin? The Royal Mint website offers a description about its background.
It reads: “Benjamin Bunny’s story is the fourth of the little tales and a sequel to ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’.”
“This is the first time Benjamin Bunny has featured on an official United Kingdom coin.“