Coin Type Numbering

The coin type numbers given for commemorative coins refer to the reference numbers in the Rotographic publication “Collectors’ Coins – Decimal Issues of the United Kingdom“. For each denomination the different obverse and reverse types are also numbered to make each change easier to identify.

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  1. Terry Collins
    7th March 2016

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    Hi Chris,
    On the mono-metallic £2 coins page, you have an error on types 5 & 6 in that you have quoted the mintage figures for the 1989 coins on both, lol
    Regards
    Terry

  2. Ryan Davies
    13th April 2016

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    I have a boxing gloves silver 50 pence. Is it a collectable?

    • CYC-Admin
      6th May 2016

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      It’s one of the common Olympic coins but some people may pay a little more than face value if they need it.

  3. Kevin calder
    22nd April 2016

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    Hello, I have 2 Benjamin brittain 2013 50p coins (blow bugle blow etc) but one of them has a reverse which is hard to describe, but the background looks grey and has a diagonal cross design which is the same patina or colour of the obverse it is about 4 mm wide, it is not inlaid either. There is also what looks like ink among some of the letters. I collect coins and wonder if this is unique. I will photograph it and if I can get the photo to you I will.

  4. bon
    13th May 2016

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    I have a battle of Britain 50p with the aeroplane on the back is it worth anythinh

    • CYC-Admin
      23rd May 2016

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      Usually a couple of quid that one, assuming you mean the large type 1994 D-Day coin? The recent Battle of Britain coin seems to have circulated in high numbers.

  5. emma cain
    18th May 2016

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    Hi I’ve got a type 19 Olympic 3 50p coin. Is it worth anything please?

  6. Oliver
    26th May 2016

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    I have a type 18 olympic 2 is it worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      29th May 2016

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      Someone would probably pay slightly more than face value if they needed it for the set.

  7. manager of developed company
    29th May 2016

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    Hi. I have benjamin britten and the libary coin what is the approximate value of the coins. And what details tell you the value. Thank you please reply

  8. Lisa
    13th June 2016

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    I have a golden Guinea £2 is it worth anything more than £2 or just worth collecting for commemorative purposes 🙂

    • CYC-Admin
      13th June 2016

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      Some people like to collect all the different ones, but it is a common one so only worth £2 (or a tiny nit more if you can find someone that wants it).

  9. Sara B
    13th June 2016

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    I have a £5.00 Anno Domini 2000 coin. It has an extra on the side which dispays the clock hands and the UK, which looks like a “ball”. It is situated at quarter past. Is it worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      13th June 2016

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      Sounds like the one with the dome mintmark which was only available during the festivities at the Millennium dome. If so, and if it’s in in original pack then it’s certainly worth more than face value, probably up to £15/£20 ish at the moment.

      • Sara B
        14th June 2016

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        Thank you for that information – can you please tell me how many there are in circulation?

        • CYC-Admin
          16th June 2016

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          There isn’t a figure available separately for the 1999/2000 crown coins.

  10. karine
    19th June 2016

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    Hi! I was looking at the magna carta 2 pound coin. mine has on it Elisabeth II.D.G.REG.F.D what does it stand for? Is worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      19th June 2016

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      Those are the standard Latin abbreviation for Dei Gratia, Regina, Fidei Defensor – By the Grace of God, Queen, defender of the faith(s). Currently they are worth a bit more than face value simply because they are not yet found everywhere.

  11. Rachel Milner
    27th June 2016

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    Hi, I have the full set of Olympic coins (with the Royal Mint medallion and album) , how much would you say that they are collectively worth?

    I also have the full set of normal 50p coins, any idea on how much those are worth?

    • CYC-Admin
      27th June 2016

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      It probably depends on the condition of the coins. Are they from circulation or ones from those sealed packs. I know that the original album and the original completer medal are the most sought after items. And for the other 50p’s the Kew one is currently the most valuable.

  12. Errol Edwards
    3rd July 2016

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    Hi I just found a 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence piece and a 2006 Brunel 2 pounds coin.

    Are they worth anything to a collector. ?

    • CYC-Admin
      5th July 2016

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      No, not really, certainly not in circulated condition. Not that it stops being going silly on ebay!

  13. Toni
    4th July 2016

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    I have a full gold £2 tercentenary of the bill of rights? Is it worth anything?

  14. Toni
    6th July 2016

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    Got another all gold with a bird on the back?

  15. john
    10th July 2016

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    Hi
    I have a £2 coin with liberty foundation inscription on side. New portrait of the queen on reverse. Magna carta 1215 – 2015. Is it worth anything please?

    • CYC-Admin
      11th July 2016

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      Probably a little more than face value at the moment, to the right person. They are currently appearing in circulation so may well be everywhere within a short space of time.

  16. ben
    14th July 2016

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    I have the £2 coin on ur picture with roman Britannia on with quatuor Maria vindico ( I will claim the four seas??

    Worth much??

    • CYC-Admin
      14th July 2016

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      Some may pay more than face value for it, but they are turning up in large numbers at the moment.

  17. Paul
    14th July 2016

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    Recently I bought 30 [three lots of 10] Magna Carta £2 coins in a sealed bags. The two bags I opened I found that the obverse of each coin had, what looked like, scratches. The scratches were not from being in the bag. Could these sealed bags be Royal Mint Rejects. How do dealers get these sealed bags?

    • CYC-Admin
      15th July 2016

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      They all seem to have those circular scratches around the Queen don’t they (and other £2 coins from mint bags). I seem to remember hearing somewhere that they arrive at banks in bags of larger quantity and that the plastic bags of 10 are bank bags that they distribute. I also wondered how that happens and have tried without any luck to find a perfect coin!

  18. Karen Clarke
    17th July 2016

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    How can i tell if my Florence Nightingale 2 pound coun is a rare collectable

  19. debbie
    18th July 2016

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    I have a Ireland commonwealth £2 coin is it worth anything,thanks

  20. Carl
    25th July 2016

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    Any body know what a silver pennt peice worth and it is real bank offered us 50 pounds soon as they saw it

    • CYC-Admin
      26th July 2016

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      There are a number of ways that they can end up silver, from being made like that to having the copper layer chemically removed or those that have been plated in a silver coloured metal. If it’s the same size and weight as a normal one then it’s likely one of those 3 has happened. And £50 would have been a great price for it.

  21. SJ Wright
    31st July 2016

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    The new Peter Rabbit 50p coins now seem to include error coins with a ‘Seven Whiskers’ theme. And also some issues with the Queen’s head on the reverse. One was found to have 4 errors and another had a different error to the first I saw.

    I don’t know if they’d be worth more than the un-errored Peter Rabbit but they’re very intriguing and starting to gain attention! Certainly collectible I think? Thoughts?

    • CYC-Admin
      31st July 2016

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      The extra whisker error is certainly a damaged (cracked) die and as far as I’m concerned is just a result of things going slightly wrong during mass production and seems quite common. The blob like things that often appear on the Queen are called cuds and also result from damaged dies that don’t get noticed and end up striking thousands of coins before they are replaced. The blobs seem to occur an awful lots on coins of the last 10+ years, I don’t know if that indicates that the RM have changed some process or the die alloy/hardness etc. To me personally blobs on coins are of zero significance. The extra whisker die crack on the Rabbit 50p should also be of zero significance, but as it happens to be in a place that looks like an extra whisker and is thus easily observed by the general public, then there is every chance that people will be listing them on ebay by the hundred, and asking silly prices for them. If they ever do sell for more than a couple of quid it will no doubt cause even more people to look for, find them and feed another frenzy which will result in people paying way too much for a minor and (what appears to be a) very common error. Time will tell.

      • SJ Wright
        4th August 2016

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        Yes, it’ll be interesting to see what time brings. The error in the Peter Rabbit coins may be quite common or turn out to be only in limited numbers so it could become a collector’s curio. Also if it is the only coin in the BP series with errors on it adds to its appeal. We’ll have to see what the other BP coins throw up. So far I’ve only seen Peter errors, nothing for JP and Mrs T.

        I don’t think there are blobs on the Queen’s head side so much as what look to be spikes or lines coming out of her head and an apparently thicker outline around her profile. Anyway thanks for the feedback. It’s certainly quite an interesting little coin!

      • John Evans
        18th October 2016

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        These ‘cuds’ you refer to are pieces out of the die.
        Some years ago patrol inspection was removed and the press setters (operators) made responsible for their own quality.

        When large numbers of unacceptable quality coins were found, we often used to match the coin to the die used and traced it back to the press setter responsible…for enlightenment.

        There was often a rather dry wit at the mint, e.g. one chap with a scar was known as ‘cracked obverse’.

        I am ex Royal Mint employee, both circulation and collector coins (1990-2002)

        • CYC-Admin
          18th October 2016

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          The American term ‘cud’ seems to be what they are called nowadays. Was there another name for the die break blobs at the RM? The quality of circulation coins is certainly down in recent years, do you know exactly when they stopped being strict with the blobs? Also, I’ve noticed that new coins out of new bags are awful these days. A few years ago you’d generally get at least 30-40% virtually un-marked coins, recently they seem to be covered in marks and grazes and weird spottiness as if the dies were marked. Is it a deliberate ploy to get people to buy coins in BU packs, as they tend to be the only way you can actually get quality coins?!

          Thank you for your insight. I’ll also email you.

  22. andy
    8th August 2016

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    I have a two pence which has new pence on it but the side where the queens head should be is blank, it feels about the same weight as other two pence coins but appears just thinner. Could this be a error or is there another reason its like this

    • CYC-Admin
      9th August 2016

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      Sounds like it’s been machined by someone, i.e. the head side worn off deliberately. Often there are also abrasions on the blank side.

  23. Jemma wilde
    13th August 2016

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    Hi I have a isambard kingdom brunel 2006 £2 coin it’s double the thickness of a normal £2 coin is this an error or is there another reason? Is it worth anything?
    Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      22nd August 2016

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      Not sure without seeing it, perhaps you can post or send me pictures.

  24. Ed
    4th September 2016

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    I have a 2014 WW1 “Your country needs you” 2 pound coin, Obverse Type 2b. Anything more than face value?

  25. Amy edgecumbe
    5th September 2016

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    I have a 50p Peter rabbit coin with 5 whiskers on the right and 6 on left is that worth anything

    • CYC-Admin
      6th September 2016

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      Extra whiskers are quite common, but to the right person it’s worth a bit more than face value.

  26. Charlie
    19th September 2016

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    Trying to find other BP coins in circulation. Have only been able to find Peter rabbit so far, what other ones are in general circulation and do you know the rough montage so far?

    • CYC-Admin
      22nd September 2016

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      BP?

      • Ian Briggs
        5th October 2016

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        From the question I am guessing BP = Beatrix Potter

        • CYC-Admin
          5th October 2016

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          Well spotted. I think the only Potter coin is the Rabbit one, but Jemina Puddle-Duck is due out about now.

          • kevin
            10th December 2016

            I have recently aquired 2 Mrs Tiggy Winkle.

  27. Ian Briggs
    5th October 2016

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    I have found a Team GB 2016 United Kingdom 50p Coin in my change. All I can find out is that it was released as a Brilliant Uncirculated. Has there been a release out for general circulation and what is the total mintage/likely value. It has a few minor dents/scratches.

    • CYC-Admin
      5th October 2016

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      Yes, they are out there in circulation. I don’t think the number made is known yet (they may still be making them).

  28. James
    18th October 2016

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    Hi there,
    I’m currently collecting all the 2015 coins for my son as that was the year of his birth. I have all the standard coins twice with 2 portraits of the queen (apart from the newer £2 coin but I’m sure I will get that eventually!). I also have one version of the manga carta and the BoB 50p. I haven’t yet come across the HMS Belfast £2 tho, reading articles about this particular coin it always suggests a circulated release of the coin with the newer portrait, but you don’t state this to be the case on your £2 2015 page. Should I be looking to pick up one of the royal mint sets on eBay as they will only get more expensive? that is if they are not going to be in general circulation apart from the 100 released.
    Thanks,
    James

    • CYC-Admin
      18th October 2016

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      I haven’t included a 5th (newer) portrait HMS Belfast coin yet, as they don’t exist. They are supposed to be appearing in circulation and as soon as they do appear, I’ll add it. Word is on the street that they will appear in circulation, so you should wait a little while.

  29. Shawn
    18th October 2016

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    Robert burns £2 2009 , the silver queens head inner part hasn’t got the knurling all day he way around is it worth hanging onto

    • CYC-Admin
      18th October 2016

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      No, it’s quite common for those little beads to become lost in the join.

  30. Kirsty
    20th October 2016

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    Hi i have 2 of the 2016 rio 50p coins, I Also noticed on glancing at them both together an have checked in different lighting also have asked ppl there opinion as to of they spot same difference i did an it seems altho a new coin both same dated n released the same one is the usualy silver in colour as you would expect? An the other seems to have a different colouring to it? I would call it a rose gold tinge to it . Noticably colouring differs. Is this normal? I have quite a few 2pounds an 50p’s an curious to some of them hope to find out more info . Ive also 2pound coin were there writing is suposed to say “remenber remember the fifth of november” but my quite clearly says “Permember Permember ” is this also usual . Hope to hear back many thanx x

    • CYC-Admin
      20th October 2016

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      It could be a slightly different alloy mix with a yellowy tone. That can happen. The PEMEMBER PEMEMBER coins are very common.

  31. Phil
    23rd October 2016

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    I have a £2 coin with a guy what looks like abe Lincoln and it has no date on it. Anyone know anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      24th October 2016

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      The date is under him and I suspect it’s Isambard Kingdom Brunel and 2006.

  32. Gemma
    23rd October 2016

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    Hi I have a st Paul’s cathedral £2 no date on queens head side just the commemorative dates on cathedral side is it worth keeping hold of?

  33. Gemma
    23rd October 2016

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    Found the suffragettes fifty pence in my change today is it worth much?

  34. sally
    7th November 2016

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    hi, have a new polymer £5 note missing the printed £5 in the top left hand corner – any advice on where to find out if its just been tampered with in any way, or if its a legitimate miss-printed note??

    • CYC-Admin
      7th November 2016

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      I don’t know. I’ve certainly heard about people rubbing out details with aggressive rubbers. email me a picture.

  35. Kerri Connelly
    7th November 2016

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    Hi,

    I have a Royal Navy Commemorative 2015 £2coin, I believe listed at type 33B on here… is this worth anything at all?

    Thanks

    Kerri

    • CYC-Admin
      7th November 2016

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      Technically it should be £2, but the lower than normal mintage has caused it to sell consistently (at the moment) for more than face value.

  36. Rebecca
    10th November 2016

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    I have a Magna Carta 2015 £2.00 coin. Is this worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      10th November 2016

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      No, just £2 really. Assuming it’s the 5th portrait coin, they are widely available in circulation.

  37. Zoe
    17th November 2016

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    Hello
    I have a £2 coin that displays the sure shield of Britain on it.
    on your site, i have found it referenced as coin 33b as on the face side it says 2 POUNDS rather than TWO POUNDS.
    Could you give some indication of its worth?
    Many thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      17th November 2016

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      They are going for more than face value at the moment, but are appearing widely.

  38. Vicky
    30th November 2016

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    Hi I have a Charles Darwin 2009 £2 coin where he is facing an ape, the wording is slightly off centre and the wording around the coin appears to be upside down in comparison to other £2 coins. Does this make it more valuable than other? Or shall I just buy a lottery ticket 😂

    • CYC-Admin
      1st December 2016

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      Buy a lottery ticket. There is currently an odd fascination with ‘error’ coins, probably due to the media making a silly fuss about the odd genuine more severe error. If you look at coins closely you rarely find 2 exactly the same, they often have little mass production issues, things off centre, missing beads, raised blobs etc etc. And the writing on the edge is random, so can be one way or the other.

  39. Jason Barker
    8th December 2016

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    Hi I have a Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 33b how much is it worth please it is extremely shiny

  40. Nicola
    9th December 2016

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    I have a sufferegette 50 pence piece how do i tell if its pied or not and do u know how much they are worth?

    • CYC-Admin
      11th December 2016

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      Pied as in Piedfort? Piedfort coins are double thickness of normal ones and are sold in boxes originally. They never tend to find their way into circulation. The normal coins should be worth 50p, but what some pay for them is down to them!

  41. Martin
    12th December 2016

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    Hi I have a world war 1 coin 2016 apparently came out dec 2016 where do I stand with it and is it worth keeping ?

    • CYC-Admin
      13th December 2016

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      It’s worth keeping if you want to keep it. They are just out and have relatively low mintage so are likely to be worth a bit more than face value, especially while they’re hot off the press.

  42. Martin
    12th December 2016

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    It has 3 men with wat caps on it.

    • CYC-Admin
      13th December 2016

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      Oh you mean the Pals Battalion one. People are obsessed with mintage numbers these days, but so far no figure is known.

  43. Martin
    12th December 2016

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    War **caps**

  44. Leah
    21st December 2016

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    Hi I have 2 of the 2009 auld land syne £2 coins. I notice the writing around the edge (should auld acquaintance…) are different way round on each coin. So if I put them both face down side by side with the swirly txt facing up, one coin shows the side txt upside down and the other isn’t. Can someone tell me if this is a known error or any further info on it. I’ve tried searching web and can’t find anything, thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      21st December 2016

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      I get asked that a lot and am sure the question and answer must be on this page and others of the website. The answer is that the writing orientation around the edge is random, it can be one way or the other. Nothing special.

  45. Daryl
    22nd December 2016

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    Hey there people I have been collecting just odd and unusual coins for something to do I have a guyfox one 1605-2005 but the 1605 and the 2005 are very oddly shaped the fives look like backwards 7 and the 6 is slanted anyone able to give me info

  46. Toni
    8th January 2017

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    Hi I have 2 britannia £2 coins but one is a rose gold colour, is it worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      8th January 2017

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      I don’t know. Without seeing it, the odd colour could be down to a number of factors.

  47. Phil Loucas
    8th January 2017

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    I have 2 x £2 coins, circulated but veey good condition, almost uncirculated you could say. 2015, The first World War 1914 – 1918. Type 33b made by JC. Are they of value? And a circulated 50p battle of britain with the denomination showing of 50.

    • CYC-Admin
      8th January 2017

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      The £2’s are worth more than FV to the right person. Not so much the 50p.

  48. Curtus
    18th January 2017

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    I’ve got two pound coin 2016 it says that the picture on the back is the person who claims the seas worth anything due to seeing post on social media about this coin meant to be me to watch out for

    • CYC-Admin
      18th January 2017

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      It’s Britannia and it’s not really a special coin, just a new one and a fairly new design.

  49. Jade
    18th January 2017

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    Hi my girlfriend works in a betting office and comes home with all sorts ov coins, she has amassed all the Beatrix potter 50p set containing 5 different coins. Can u advice wat to do I.e keep them etc many thanks and what a great site !

    • CYC-Admin
      18th January 2017

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      If she wants to keep them then she should keep them. It’s personal preference entirely. Don’t expect to sell them for a fortune in 40 years, she’ll still need to contribute to a pension!

  50. d morgan
    20th January 2017

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    I have

    half crown 1950
    two shilling 1948 1948 1951
    one penny 1949 1908 1936 1964
    half penny 1899 Hibernia 1805
    can you tell me the value
    thank you

    • CYC-Admin
      20th January 2017

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      No, I’m afraid I can’t. 1) I can’t keep answering valuation requests on here, it all takes too much time. 2) None of those coins are decimal UK coins and have anything to do with what this website is about!

  51. Zoe
    24th January 2017

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    Hello, I wondered if you could help. I have one of the 2007 abolition of slave trade £2 coins. I have read a lot about misprints with the writing around the edge being upside down. From what I can gather, mine is upside down compared to other £2 coins – ie. If looking at the queens head, the writing is upside down and facing the other side. Is this indeed a misprint and a collectable item? It is an edition without the DG printed. Thank you for your help.

    • CYC-Admin
      25th January 2017

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      It’s normal and is asked a lot lately. The writing can be one way or the other, it’s completely random.

  52. Norton
    25th January 2017

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    Hi. I have a few 2 pound 2015 Royal Navy coins with minting error. It looks like HMS Belfast has a flag. Does it worth anything ? Any news about the mintage of this error ? Thanks.

    • CYC-Admin
      25th January 2017

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      It’s actually a damaged die. I have one where there is a faint line instead of a flag, indicating that it probably started as something hardly noticeable and then gradually broke/cracked and formed what does indeed very much look like a flag on the mast. The number that exist is anyone’s guess, but it’s certainly something that has been shown and queried a few times so is probably fairly common (but obviously lower than the total of that coin).

  53. Lee
    25th January 2017

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    Hi, I have a Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games 2002 £2 Coin. On the side it says Manchestep instead of Manchester ? I have taken a photo and zoomed in and it looks like it was struck as a P and not an R as the groves show no indentation

    • CYC-Admin
      25th January 2017

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      Sounds very similar to the ‘Pemember’ on the Guy Fawkes coin. It’s highly likely that it was a quality issue when made and very unlikely that it started life as a P. Certainly the similar R/P on the Guy Fawkes coin also has no trace of the tail of the R.

  54. Howard Matthams
    28th January 2017

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    Hi, firstly great site! I was given a 50p recently in my change did not bother commenting as its different to most. It’s larger the all other 50ps, looks like something to do with European Union , has the dates 1992 – 1993 at the top on the reverse with UK in between. Worth keeping ? Thanks for your time.

    • CYC-Admin
      29th January 2017

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      Thanks. That’s actually a very good one to find. Mintage is very low compared to other 50p’s and they are currently in demand. All 50p’s were that size pre 1997.

  55. amaar_aq
    30th January 2017

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    Hi, i have a 2 pound coin which is bigger than others but with no date on it, it has a standard queen head but on the other side there has a bird with a wheat stem in its mouth. I was hoping you could tell me the value of the coin. Thanks for your time.

    • CYC-Admin
      31st January 2017

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      It sounds like the 1995 Dove of Peace coin. The date is on the edge. Value is a little bit more than face value.

  56. Jon Press
    1st February 2017

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    Morning , I have just found one of the 2015 Navy coins flying the flag. Had I not stumbled across your site , there is no way I would have picked this up as an error given the positioning and the boldness of the image created. For anyone that hasn’t seen this yet it really captures a flag flying in the wind. I just read your last post where you point out the flaw occurs in different states , i.e building up from barely visible.
    I was wondering what sort of time period it would take for a die to alter in this way and at what point it would be replaced. In terms of collecting coins would the more pronounced flaw be the most sort after ?
    Many thanks. Jon

    • CYC-Admin
      1st February 2017

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      Thanks Jon. I think when there is any sign of a break the dies should be replaced, but that doesn’t seem to happen any more. And you’re right, it really is astounding how much it looks like a flag! From the number that I’ve seen I would imagine there must be thousands of them. It certainly seems to be more common than the incorrect die alignment 2015 £2 coin, which is estimated to be about one in 200. Perhaps it’s as common as 1 in 100? I really don’t know though, and a large sample of the same coins would have to be examined to even attempt to get an accurate rarity indication.

  57. Darren
    5th February 2017

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    Hi
    I have a £2 1999 rugby World Cup coin. The 1 in 1999 on the side is faded and when the rugby ball is facing up the writing on the side is the right way up (I think it is upside down).
    Is it worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      5th February 2017

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      The writing is randomly one way or the other, and the 1 is also known to have sometimes not come right/at all.

      • Darren
        6th February 2017

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        Ok. Thank you for the information

  58. Gordon
    19th February 2017

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    Great page really interesting thanks you for taking the time and the effort keeping us informed of the value of coins,I’ve just been out and bought 23 bags of crisps, but keeping my Robby burns £2

  59. Gill
    20th February 2017

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    I have £10.00 worth of 1994 D-Day 50p coins with the aeroplanes on. Is it worth trying to sell, or just pay in to the bank?

    • CYC-Admin
      20th February 2017

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      Is it a sealed bag and/or are they all in shiny new condition? I’ve sold them for a few quid each in the past. They are a popular design.

  60. David Bragg
    26th February 2017

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    In collecting all the issues of the £1 coin from 1993 ,I have a Millenium Bridge coin dated 2008, and yet your site says these were only issued in 2007. Can you clarify please.

    • CYC-Admin
      28th February 2017

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      I suspect it’s a fake. The forgers don’t care about getting the reverse and the date to match properly.

  61. Peter McDougall
    1st March 2017

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    What is the value of 35 type 3b please

  62. Scott
    6th March 2017

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    I have a slave abolition 2 pound coin 2007 is it worth anything? the beading on the queens head side is off center a little bit and apparently the writing on side is upside down which doesn’t make sense to me think its people just trying to get more money for themselves any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    • CYC-Admin
      6th March 2017

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      Lost beads in the join are common and the writing upside-down thing was started by the Sun and is utterly fabricated. I added something to the page here: http://www.checkyourchange.co.uk/2-pound-coins/2007-two-pounds/

      • Scott McGorie
        7th March 2017

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        Thank you so much for clarifying this for me, this is why i asked you it was so confusing for me people are trying to sell them for 100 pounds online but it doesn’t seem to sell. just has a lot of watchers on ebay lol 🙂 your a star *

  63. Chloe
    10th April 2017

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    I found your profile picture… royal.b coin in circulation just wondered if you had any more info on it.
    (Cyc-admin Profile pic)

  64. ali
    15th April 2017

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    Hi, I have thw peace dove 2 pound coins the writing on the side is a different way up on each coin. Were they struck with the side writing both ways or is one more rare?

    • CYC-Admin
      15th April 2017

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      All coins with writing on the edge can have the writing up either way, it’s completely random. There was something completely made-up in the Sun last year and I have no idea what made them think otherwise – very sloppy, incredibly bad journalism.

  65. Rebecca Stewart
    7th June 2017

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    I haven’t got a question, i just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful website and never ending responses to people’s queries. I for one will buy the coin book to help me in my coin collecting adventure 🙂

  66. Dieter king
    10th July 2017

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    Hi I have a Britannia £2 coin with a die slip error. The invert though is not as severe as I expected – with the Queens bust straight the Britannia sits at around 90 degree tilt. Is it something of value or of interest to any collectors out there , fair price being agreed of course. Its vf to my untrained eye – definitely not uncirculated though.

    • CYC-Admin
      10th July 2017

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      Yes, the one I had was about 100 degrees out. It seems to have been a progressive slip. The more extreme the difference the more you are likely to get, but who knows on ebay these days, people do go a bit mad, often without really knowing what they are doing.

  67. Dieter king
    14th July 2017

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    Thankyou Admin for your much appreciated reply. Given the volume of questions you’re undoubtedly asked, a response is ever more received with gratitude.
    If I may trouble you further, do you suppose, given the progressive nature of the slip ( rather like a clock face in my minds eye ), will the released coin mintage error figures, likely increase in volume and be in addition to those originally quoted for the 180 degree inversion? From my own, likely weak research, it seems the figure initially quoted, is for all the coins that were released into circulation, that suffered errors due to an insecure die press. In which case, perhaps each increment of slip is indeed more unique and individual, than say 3000 coins that feature an identical error. A varying angle of interpretation for purely altruistic means, of course 😉

    • CYC-Admin
      15th July 2017

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      For error coins it’s generally impossible to know how many there are in circulation. All you can do is take a sample of x thousand coins and count the errors to get a rough ratio and work out a figure based on that. The bigger the sample of coins, the higher the accuracy but to actually know the real figure you’d have to have to look at all of the coins, and that’s no longer possible.

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