This afternoon we completed the purchase of the rare ‘silver’ 2 pence coin for £1,350 and now we want to give it to one lucky Change Checker.
The silver 2 pence coin was dropped into a Royal British Legion collection tin in Wiltshire a few weeks ago and made headline news nationwide.
The Fake ‘Silver’ 2p
Poppy collectors found the silver coloured 2 pence piece and thought they had been given a fake. Although they assumed it was worth nothing, they sent it to The Royal Mint to be checked and it’s a good job they did. The coin was confirmed as an extremely sought-after minting error. Somehow a 10p ‘blank’ found its way into the presses and a 2p was accidentally struck onto it.
Errors like this are extremely rare, but The Royal Mint verified the authenticity of the coin with a letter and so here at Change Checker we knew this was an opportunity not to be missed.
Your chance to win the coin
One lucky winner will be chosen at random from anyone registered with Change Checker by midnight on 30th June.
All you need to do is register for FREE at www.changechecker.org before midnight 30th June and you will be in with a chance to win the coin.
To register your free account at www.changechecker.org – all you need to do is enter your email address and choose a password.
To read the full terms and conditions please visit www.changechecker.org/silver2p
You can also read about the story as reported by the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36530514