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.

Find out more about your coins

If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use!

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Change Checker LIVE D-Day 50p Swap! Join us at the Royal International Air Tattoo

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re bringing our Change Checker Live 50p Swap to the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT)!

Join us at the Royal International Air Tattoo from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July where we’ll be giving collectors the chance to swap ANY UK 50p coin for the brand new 2024 UK D-Day 50p.

PLUS – there’ll be 1 silver 50p up for grabs each day!

Silver 50p Giveaway Hour

Each day, swappers will have the chance to get their hands on a Silver Proof 2024 D-Day 50p during our Silver Giveaway hour.

For an hour each day only, there’ll be 1 D-Day 50p with a special sticker in the lucky dip box, and whoever picks it out will get not only the 2024 UK D-Day 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for just 50p, but they’ll also get a Silver Proof 2024 D-Day 50p FOR FREE!

Keep an eye on our social channels to find out when the Silver Giveaway Hour will be each day we’re at the show and make sure you’re in the queue ready for your chance to win a silver 50p!*

The Royal International Air Tattoo

Known as the world’s largest military air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo takes place at RAF Fairford, where thrilling sights and sounds of several hundred aircraft, from all eras and countries of the world, gather for this unique adrenalin-fuelled occasion.

We were lucky enough to attend the show last year where we were swapping the 2023 Coronation 50p, and we can’t wait to return!

Change Checker LIVE Coronation 50p Swap RIAT 2023
Change Checker LIVE Coronation 50p Swap RIAT 2023

We’ll be swapping 50ps with collectors across all three days, so be sure to come and say hello!


How do I buy tickets to the event?
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday are sold out, but you can still buy tickets for Sunday 21st here >>

How do I get there?
Visitor travel details can be found on the Royal International Air Tattoo website here >>

Where can I find you at the event?
You can find us in the shopping village, between red flag markers 26 and 30.

How many coins can I swap?
Such is the popularity of our Live Coin Swaps, and to ensure it’s fair for everybody, we’re limiting the number of swaps to strictly 1 per person.

Can I reserve a coin before I arrive?
To ensure a fair swap event for everyone, we do not offer reservations of coins. It is a strictly first come first served basis.

How does the Silver 50p Giveaway work?
Anyone is eligible to swap any UK 50p for the 2024 UK D-Day 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality at any time in the 3 days we’ll be at the show, but you can choose to save your swap for the Silver Giveaway Hour (which will be announced on our social channels each day) for your chance to win the D-Day 50p in Silver Proof quality!

Can’t make it?

If you can’t make it to our swap at RIAT, don’t worry! You can still add the 2024 UK D-Day 50p to your collection in superior collection quality.

Secure your 2024 UK D-Day 50p for just £5.99 (+p&p) >>

*Details of the Silver 50p Giveaway may be subject to change.

Striking designs – A look at football themed UK coins

EURO 2024 kicked off on 14th June 2024 and England made it all the way to the final! Unfortunately, Spain took the trophy, but in honour of the beautiful game, we’ve taken a look back at some of the UK coins that have been issued to celebrate football.

1996 Football Single Metal £2

The single metal Football £2 was issued in 1996 to celebrate England hosting the 10th European football championships.

Before 1997, £2 coins were struck from a single-coloured, nickel-brass and were mainly produced for collectors and reserved for very special occasions.

The reverse design resembles a football, and is accentuated by an unusual concave surface of the coin. The year of 1996 is prominent, and the sixteen small rings represent the teams who competed in the tournament. Only 5,141,350 1996 Football £2 coins were ever minted.

2011 Olympic Football 50p

In 2011, a year before London hosted the Olympic Games, 29 new 50p coins were issued, each representing a different Olympic sport.

The football 50p was possibly the most publicised of them all, as it features the hotly debated offside rule in the form of a simple diagram. Designer Neil Wolfson, a sports journalist by trade, chose an image which he felt would encapsulate the sport whilst also provoking discussion.

The Olympic Football 50p is also the rarest of the Olympic 50ps with a mintage figure of just 1,125,500.

2022 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup £2

To mark 150 years of the FA Cup, The Royal Mint issued this £2 coin in 2022. Designers Matt Dent and Christian Davies created a design featuring the famed FA Cup Trophy in the centre.

Ribbons on each side of the trophy represent the first staging of the Football Association Challenge Cup (1871-72) and the 141st season which marked the 150th anniversary (2021-22).

2023 Pride of England £5

In 2022, England won the Woman’s EURO 2022 after beating Germany 2-1. The following year in 2023, the team embarked on their biggest competition to date – the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

To celebrate the Lionesses and their successes, The Royal Mint struck this £5 coin in 2023. The reverse of the coin features the iconic ‘three lions’ emblem in a design by Norman Sillman.

The England team made it to the final of the 2023 World Cup, but unfortunately Spain took home the cup.

An honourable mention…

Although not technically a football coin, the 1997 Three Lions £1 does feature the heraldic three lions design which has become synonymous with English football, so we thought it was worth a mention!

The three lions date back to Richard the Lionheart (1189-1199) who used three golden lions on a scarlet background as a powerful symbol of the English throne.

The design of the 1997 £1, by Norman Sillman, was actually the original design that inspired the 2023 Pride of England £5.

Vote for your favourite football coin

We asked you which of these football themed UK coins is your favourite, and the results are in…with a huge 45.6% of the votes, the 1996 Football £2 won the vote!

Kick off your football collection

To celebrate England making it to the EURO 2024 Final, you can own the Pride of England £5 is Limited Edition Finalists Display Card for just £12.50 (+p&p) >>