eBay is known as the go-to platform for great discounts and rare finds. From rare coins, artifacts and memorabilia to tech gadgets, fashion and toys, customers can get their hands on some brilliant deals. However, sometimes users price items for an eye-watering high price. One such item, priced at an eye-watering amount, is a “rare” 2017 Jeremy Fisher coin listed on the auction site for a whopping £9,999.95. With some coins going for more than face value, is this price tag actually a bargain?
The “rare” coin was part of the Beatrix Potter collection issued in 2017, and it is one of the coins from the collection that coin enthusiasts and collectors have become obsessed with.
The eBay user, whose profile name is dameangelina , has a 100 percent positive feedback rating. They have been a member of the auction site since 2009 and as well as the Jeremy Fisher coin they have also listed a “rare” £2 coin.
The user has listed the Jeremy Fisher coin with the buy it now function, but is also accepting bids.
The eBay user, “dameangelina ”, uploaded the Jeremy Fisher fifty pence piece with two pictures of it.
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eBay: ‘Rare’ Jeremy Fisher Beatrix Potter coin listed for £9,999.95 – is this a bargain?
eBay: The user “dameangelina” has listed the commemorative coin for a whopping £9,999.95
They described the coin as rare and explained it was originally released in 2017.
The seller told potential buyers the coin had been circulated but still believed it to be of great value.
Currently there are 33 watchers interested in purchasing the coin.
Keen collectors could have the rare coin by Friday 10 January if they snap it up soon.
Beatrix Potter coins were originally released in 2016 to celebrate 150 years since the birth of the children’s author, Beatrix Potter.
The coins proved so popular new batches have been brought out each year since and the Peter Rabbit coin was the first one released in the 2017 series.
With a mintage of 9,700,000, the Jeremy Fisher 50p coin’s scarcity index is level eight according to Change Checker.
The special fifty pence piece bares an image of the iconic character from Beatrix Potter’s most loved children’s tales, The Tale of Jeremy Fisher and was the first UK coin to feature the much-loved frog.
Designed by Emma Noble, the 50p features the character wearing his famous waterproof mackintosh.
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The Jeremy Fisher coin was part of the second series of 50ps honouring Beatrix Potter’s work.
It’s also one of the rarest Beatrix Potter coins, behind Jemima Puddle-Duck and Tom Kitten, so is the coin worth its high asking price?
While the coins may be interesting to a lot of people, they are not necessarily worth a high amount.
After all, it’s up to the buyer how much they’re willing to pay, however, the writers behind Spend it? Save it? What should you do? have valued this Beatrix Potter design at £4.
James Constantinou at Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn previously told Express.co.uk why collectors continue to obsess over the Beatrix Potter coins.
He explained: “These coins are highly collectible due to their beautiful illustrative design, to which a lot of people attach a strong sense of nostalgia.
“There has been a lot of hype surrounding these coins, but the reality is that these coins mainly sell for a few pounds (which is of course better than their true monetary value).
“These have been produced in very large quantities; to put it into perspective, last year, a single design from the Beatrix Potter collection had over 2,000,000 coins in circulation.”
The publication, written by Phil Mussell and the production team of Coin News, has also reported a warning which buyers should be aware of.
Discussing the issue of buying coins in an online auction, the team explained how it’s easy for a seller to pick the price tag of their choice.
However, this can make other items – which are selling for a smaller amount yet still higher than its actual value – seem more appealing.
As such, this means that buyers can still end up spending over the odds on a coin they’ve bought online.
This could explain why some coins are listed for as much as £10,000,000 on the auction site.
By shopping around, those who are on the hunt for the Beatrix Potter Jeremy Fisher coin could save a lot of money.