How much is my coin worth? June 2019 eBay Tracker update!
We’re excited to present your latest eBay Tracker and Valuation Index for the Top 10 UK coins and banknotes!
The secondary market can be a bit of a minefield, but if you’ve found a rare coin or banknote and want to work out how much it might be worth, we’ve done the hard work for you…
Find out which coins and notes have been the key movers and shakers in the updated eBay Tracker below.
The most notable increase from the last update goes (unsurprisingly) to the Kew Gardens 50p, which has increased in price on the secondary market by £5 and is currently selling for around £102 on eBay – more than 200 times its face value!
Whilst many collectors were concerned that the 2019 Brilliant Uncirculated re-issue of this 2009 coin would make it less collectable, it seems that in fact the opposite has happened and the reinvigorated hype surrounding the UK’s rarest 50p in circulation has led to an increase in demand for the coin, meaning collectors are willing to pay more to get their hands on one.
Other increases to mention are the AA01 serial number polymer banknotes, as both the £5 and £10 notes have increased by £2 since the last update, which is a 20% increase on January’s figures for the £5 and 11% for the £10 note.
Overall there has been a decrease in value for the Top 10 coins and banknotes and this is mostly due to the 2018 Sir Isaac Newton 50p, which has dropped by 32% on January’s figures and is currently selling for £40.50.
This coin was issued as a ‘Strike Your Own Coin’ from The Royal Mint Experience in 2018 and due to the short time frame it was available for, the number of coins struck could be really low, meaning it may well be very rare.
However the mintage figures for this coin haven’t been revealed by The Royal Mint yet, so we don’t know exactly how many were struck. When the official figures are released we could well see this coin increase in value on the secondary market.
My coin isn’t on the eBay Tracker
The eBay Tracker follows the movements of the Top 10 UK coins and banknotes, however if your coin doesn’t appear on the tracker you can use our 6 point guide to help determine realistic a value for your coin.
So now that you’re up to date with our latest eBay Tracker, will you be selling any of the coins in your collection or will you continue to save them? Let us know in the comments below.
How does the eBay Tracker work?
The Change Checker eBay Tracker takes the last 9 sold prices achieved on eBay and gives the median price achieved (rounded to the nearest 50p). By taking the median, rather than an average, we avoid skewing created by one or two excessive prices achieved.
Please note that the Change Checker eBay Tracker is only ever designed to be a guide as to prices achieved on eBay. Prices may vary depending on collector demand and the quality of the coin being sold. It does not provide any guarantee as to future values of coins.
If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:
– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers
Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app
I started my collection three yrs ago with the old £1 coin. With friends and family laughing at my notions of them being worth something in the future. Little did they know. When they were compleat I moved onto every Olympic fifty pence which I completed. Then every £2 comemaritive except maybe one or two as yet to find. I also have all the Beatrix Potter fifty pence pieces including quite a few Jemima puddle duck. Including the silver coloured ones. Now I’m considering selling as a job lot any ideas of worth.
Hi Mel, it sounds like you’ve built up an incredible collection there, well done! It takes a lot of dedication to complete a collection, but what a great feeling it is to find that final coin. Unfortunately we can’t offer valuations and the overall value would depend on the condition of the coins and ultimately how much an individual collector would be willing to pay for a complete collection. I would suggest contacting a dealer from the British Numismatics Trade Association, or putting a post out on a Facebook coin group to get an idea of what the current demand is like. Best of luck!
I tried posting the following suggestion (several times) on your Twitter page last night but for some reason it doesn’t seem to have registered. o_O
Would it be possible for you to update the Scarcity Index info-graphic to also show the actual mintages. I personally would find it much easier to make sense of the data or raise questions such as, why are some low mintage coins also so low on the Scarcity Index.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks for your suggestion. We have separate mintage charts for all circulating UK coins which can be found here: https://www.changechecker.org/2019/02/07/the-rarest-50p-and-2-coins-revealed-updated-uk-mintage-figures/ The Scarcity Index uses a combination of mintage figures and swap data to compile an overall picture of how sought-after each coin is and this is then represented by the Scaricty Index score. Thanks, Rachel
I have got , battle of heating 50p. 2014 commonwealth games. Peter rabbit. Benjamin’s bunny.2012 cycling. 2012 arrow shooting. Beatrix potter. Blow bugle benjamin bitten.mrs tiggy winkle. 1918 representation of the people act. Tom kitten. Plural of penny 1755. Balliwick of jersey. 2012 valley ball. The tale of Peter rabbit. 29 Jan 1868vc .1940 the battle of Britain. Be prepared 1907. Celebrating one hundred years of girlguiding UK. Wwf 2011. Mr jermery Fisher. The tailor of Gloucester. Nhs fiftieth anniversary. Team GB swimming.1850 public libraries. Bunny with GB flag.
I have 50p and £2 that I would like to sell
Hi George, eBay and Facebook coin groups are the best places to sell your coins, or you could contact a member of the British Numismatics Trade Association.
I live in London .I have a undated 20p coin to were can I sell it
Hi Clive, that’s a great find! I suggest you get the coin verified by The Royal Mint as this will add to the value of the coin. You could then list it on auction sites such as eBay, or on Facebook coin groups, or you could find a dealer from the British Numismatics Trade Association. I hope this helps. Thanks, Rachel
What you have il be intrested
I have a lot of 50p and £2 that have pictures of the above and would like to sell them.
I have many 1971 new pence 2p arethey worth what they say they are.
Hi Harry, the 1971 New Pence 2p was the first 2p coin issued for decimalisation and due to this there were actually a very large number of these coins released – 1,454,856,250 to be exact. Whilst some collectors might pay a premium to own one of the first 2p coins, unfortunately the coin is not worth more than face value. The 2p collectors would be willing to pay more for is actually the 1983 ‘NEW PENCE’ 2p which was produced in error and should have said ‘TWO PENCE’ instead. This coin appears to have only been seen in promotional packs of 1983 coins branded as either Heinz or Martini, but if any were removed from packs and spent then they could be in circulation just waiting to be found!
Hi ive have just found a 2017 Benjamin bunny 50p – and also an 2018 Paddington at the palace 50p in my change charge are they worth anything thanks.
Hi Sara, congrats on finding a couple of great coins! Unfortunately we don’t offer valuations, but you can get a realistic idea of how much your coins might be worth using our 6 point guide: https://www.changechecker.org/2018/08/02/could-i-be-minted-the-6-point-guide-to-valuing-your-coin/
Thanks for your help 👍
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hi I collect coins I have 3 Sir Isaac Newton and many more I collect as a hobby not to sell I have all the a to z 10p
Hi Rachel I have every 50p in my collection from 1963 till present day , I was wondering how much my collection is worth.
Hi Michael, congratulations on building up such an impressive collection! Unfortunately we can’t say how much this would be worth as it depends on the conditions of the coins and ultimately how much an individual collector would be willing to pay. You could contact a member of the British Numismatics Trade Association who might be able to give you a valuation for your coins. Thanks, Rachel
Yes the Isaac Newton 2018 50p mintage figure has practically been confirmed, not by the RM themselves but it is a genuine figure provided by the ‘check your change’ app, only 19934 have been minted.
This will be a seriously hard to find coin in a few years time and will rocket in value, use the current price drop to grab one because when it goes back up in price you will never get this chance again at this price, especially when considering how popular this design will be.
What do you think will happen when all the collectors who own a 2017 version decide they need the 2018 version to complete their set?, so one day you’ll have thousands of collectors all fighting for the small handful of 2018 coins out there. It’s wise to buy one now while they’re dirt cheap before they start disappearing off the market.
I collect the coins as I recieve them as change. I love receiving one that is shiny. I have the change checker book with the plastic sleeves and pictures although did notice one error but it’s not major problem. I love collecting. Would love to know what the book could be worth if I have every coin that it has. My only ones left to collect are the new a-z 10p coins and the old £1 coins plus a few Olympic 50p coins obviously getting harder to collect. It’s great to know kew gardens up in value and gives hope that the rest will follow. The hardest to get are the new 10p coins I have one which is a (angel of the north)
Hi Paul, it’s great to hear you’re enjoying using your Change Checker album to help build up your collection. You’re more than welcome to send any feedback suggestions to [email protected] as it’s always good to hear how we can improve. In terms of how much a completed album would be worth, that would depend on the condition of the coins within the album and ultimately how much an individual collector would be willing to pay to secure a complete collection. It would certainly be a great achievement to complete the whole thing and it sounds as though you’re well on the way to doing so! The 10ps are really really hard to find. I see them every day at work, but haven’t found a single one in my change. Best of luck hunting them all down!
Why do you keep saying the royal mint have not given the MINTAGE figures for the 2018 strike your own Issac Newton 50p,
the number is only 19,934 ,
11 x rarer then Kew Gardens
Hi Tony, you may well be right, however The Royal Mint haven’t officially confirmed the mintage figures for this coin yet, so for now we can’t say for certain how many were struck.
I managed to find one on the first day of release. A customer got it in his change in London and spent it at my shop in Brighton. To date, I have 5 in total (not for sale BTW) but not seen any more since January of this year.
So, I cannot think I have been that fortunate if the mintage was as low at the 19,934. I could be wrong.
Looks like coin collecting is a poor investment. Good job I’m not collecting for that reason.
Collecting is a great hobby to have for many reasons and some people are in it for the investment, which with some coins can still be pretty good – over 200 times face value for a Kew Gardens. But I personally think you can’t beat the thrill of finding a new coin to add to your collection, regardless of how much it may or may not be worth. What reason do you collect coins?
I agree, at the weekend I came across a chap selling coins (at a car boot) at extortionate prices ie ripping of gullable people, when he turned his attention to me I told him I collect to keep not sell. I think it would be a good idea if Change Checker did a Tracker on all collectable coins this might help towards people being conned.
Hi Norman, it’s a shame that some people take the fun out of the hobby in this way. Time and again you see news articles claiming coins are worth £££ because they are listed at extortionate prices on auction sites, but it’s always worth checking what they actually sell for before assuming that’s what the coin is worth. We did look at gathering the data for all UK commemorative coins but it simply became too much to present and keep track of. We suggest checking the sold prices of a coin before agreeing to a sale to make sure you are buying in line with current market value.