The eBay Tracker gets a shake up! June 2024 update

If you have any of the below coins or banknotes in your collection, read on to find out how much they could be worth in our latest eBay Tracker and Valuation Index update!

Since January 2017, our eBay Tracker has monitored the secondary market prices of 10 of the top UK coins and banknotes. However, due to demand for rare and sought after coins changing over the years, and the introduction of the new King Charles III banknotes, we’ve updated the coins and banknotes on our tracker to give you the most relevant data on the top UK coins and banknotes right now.

You might notice that your favourite coin or banknote that we usually track is missing, but you can always check out our previous eBay Tracker updates to see how their value has changed over time. 


eBay Tracker

Of course, we’ll still be tracking the secondary market selling price of the rarest 50p and £2 in circulation – the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p and the 2002 Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games £2, as their extremely low mintage figures make them some of the hardest coins to find in your change.

We’ll also keep monitoring the undated 20p, the 92/93 EEC 50p, the 2018 Sir Isaac Newton 50p and the rarest Olympic coin – the Football 50p.

Kew Gardens 50p

In 2014, 5 years after its release, The Royal Mint revealed that only 210,000 Kew Gardens 50p coins had been struck for circulation, making it the scarcest UK coin in circulation. And 10 years later, people are still willing to pay hefty sums to get their hands on one, in fact it’s the only coin on our tracker to have increased in price in the last 6 months.

The average secondary market value for a Kew Gardens 50p is currently around £145, which is just £7 more than our last update.

2009 Kew Gardens 50p
2009 Kew Gardens 50p

Undated 20p

The undated 20p is often thought of as the ‘holy grail of change collecting’, as it’s not been confirmed just how many of these error coins made it into circulation. As one of the most sought-after coins, it’s at the top of many collectors’ wish lists, and some are willing to pay up to £50 to get their hands on one!

Although that’s 22% decrease since our last eBay Tracker update, it’s still a whopping 250 times the coin’s face value!

Undated 20p
Undated 20p

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 50p

The very first UK coin to feature King Charles III on the obverse after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022 paid tribute to Her Majesty’s life and record breaking reign. As only the second ever royal UK 50p AND the first UK coin to feature the new monarch, collectors were keen to get their hands on the 2022 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 50p.

Those who weren’t able to find one in their change straight away took to the secondary market and, back in January 2023 when it first appeared on our eBay Tracker, were willing to pay up to five times its face value! Since then, however, the median secondary market selling price has slowly decreased, as more and more are being found ‘in the wild’ and since The Royal Mint announced that there are 9.6 million of them in circulation – more than the amount of definitive Royal Shield 50ps that entered circulation the same year.


New additions to the eBay Tracker

As of June 2024, we’ll start tracking the median secondary market selling price of some other rare coins in circulation as well as some newer coins and banknotes that are proving hard for collectors to find.

Salmon 50p

The first coin to enter circulation from the New UK Coinage set featuring King Charles III was the Atlantic Salmon 50p. In November 2023, an estimated 500,000 Salmon 50ps entered circulation, but The Royal Mint are yet to announce the definitive mintage figure.

Collectors haven’t been having much luck finding them in their change and due to this, they’ve been selling for a pretty penny on the secondary market, fetching up to £14.50!

Have you found an Atlantic Salmon 50p in your change? Let us know where you found one!

W (World Wide Web) 10p

The A-Z of Great Britain 10p series was first issued in 2018, with a 10p representing something quintessentially British for each letter of the alphabet. A second wave of these 10ps was issued in 2019, and out of all of them, the 2019 W for World Wide Web 10p has the lowest mintage figure of just 63,000 – even lower than the Kew Gardens 50p!

According to our eBay Tracker, you can expect to pay up to £4.50 for a W 10p on the secondary market, not a bad return on a 10p coin!

The first ever King Charles III Banknotes

The first ever King Charles III banknotes entered circulation on 5th June 2024, however they were only available at a select few locations. As these new notes will only be issued to replace worn or damaged Queen Elizabeth II going forward, they’ve inevitably become extremely sought after by collectors.

A King Charles III £5 banknote will cost you up to £25 on the secondary market, whilst a £10 note featuring His Majesty will set you back £21.

The first King Charles III Banknotes entered circulation on 5th June 2024

Valuation Index

Using the total price of the coins and banknotes tracked, the Valuation Index follows the rise and fall of their overall value, measured in points against the baseline set at January 2017.

Change Checker Valuation Index

Since the last update in January 2024, there’s been a 5% decrease in the overall value of the Top 12 coins and banknotes on the eBay Tracker, but bear in mind that the coins and banknotes tracked have been updated, as represented by the vertical dotted line on the graph.


eBay Tracker FAQs

How does the eBay Tracker work?

The Change Checker eBay Tracker takes the last 9 sold prices on eBay and gives the median price achieved. By taking the median, rather than an average, we avoid skewing figures with excessively high or low prices.

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.

My coin isn’t on the eBay Tracker

The eBay Tracker follows the movements of the top UK coins and banknotes, however if your coin doesn’t appear on the tracker you can use our 6 point guide to help determine the realistic value for your coin.


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5 Comments

  1. H Davies on June 27, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    Hi,
    I have 4 Kew Gardens 50p’s and 8 sets of Olympic 50p’s – any idea of what they are worth in total or should I consider selling them individually if I decide to sell them at all!!
    Howie.

  2. Julian Berkeley on June 25, 2024 at 7:15 pm

    I’m sure loads of Change Checkers will have said this, but are you sure that about 5 million Atlantic Salmon 50ps have been released into circulation – I beleive it was only a tenth of that: 500,000 – that’s why they’re shooting up in value. Happy to be wrong, though!

    • Kate on June 26, 2024 at 1:24 pm

      Hi Julian, you are right! We accidentally added extra 0s! This has been corrected now.
      Thanks, Kate

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