Good news Change Checkers – your latest eBay Tracker and Valuation Index is here!
Whilst the secondary market can be a bit of a minefield, we’ve put together an easy way for you to see how much the Top 10 UK coins and banknotes are selling for right now.
Find out which coins and notes have been the key movers and in our latest eBay Tracker update.
After a spike in selling prices in our last update in January 2023, most likely due to the new King Charles III coins, things are starting to level out again. Although there has been an overall decrease in prices, there are still some noteworthy changes since our previous update.
Olympic Football 50p
The coin that’s seen the biggest increase is the Olympic Football 50p. The Olympic 50ps have long been favourites amongst collectors, but did you know that only 1,125,500 Football fifty pence pieces entered circulation? It’s definitely the rarest Olympic 50p to look out for and tops our chart as having the smallest mintage figure, which means it is even harder to find than the other Olympic 50ps.
With a design explaining the hotly debated offside rule, it definitely sparked discussion among collectors and football fans alike.
Kew Gardens 50p
Released by The Royal Mint in 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the striking design of this 50p, by Christopher Le Brun RA, features the famous Chinese Pagoda at Kew, entwined by a decorative leafy climber.
In 2014, The Royal Mint revealed that only 210,000 Kew Gardens 50p coins had been struck, making it the scarcest UK coin in circulation. And nearly 10 years later, people are still willing to pay hefty sums to get their hands on one. Some have sold on the secondary market for nearly £200!
Since coins bearing King Charles III’s effigy began circulating, collectors have been keen to complete their Queen Elizabeth II collections.
This is reflected in the coins and bank notes being sold on the secondary market, some still selling for several times their face value.
Considered by some the holy grail of change collecting, the undated 20p is being snapped up for a pretty penny recently.
These illusive coins have sold on the secondary market for more than 25 times their value! It’s not known how many are in circulation, but most serious collectors have it on their wish lists.
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 the realistic value for your coin.
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 (rounded to the nearest 50p). By taking the median, rather than an average, we avoid skewing figures with one or two excessive 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.
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
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Could the spare change hiding down the back of your sofa be worth nearly £500?
Change Checker’s Ebay Tracker reveals the UK’s most valuable coins and banknotes, including the rarest 50p in circulation – the Kew Gardens.
This latest update reveals the highest basket value since the eBay Tracker began in 2017.
eBay Tracker reveals spare change could be worth £490
We’ve seen the demand for coins surge since the sad passing of the Queen.
Collectors are rushing to fill the gaps in their Queen Elizabeth II coin collections and they’re definitely not wasting time in getting hold of the first coins King Charles III coins.
And it seems they’re prepared to part with a fair bit of money to get their hands on certain coins and banknotes…
In fact, if you’ve got all these coins in your collection, you could be sitting on £493! That’s a great rainy day deposit.
The biggest money-maker is of course the Kew Gardens 50p – currently selling for around £167 on eBay.
It’s also worth keeping an eye out for a polymer £10 banknote with the serial number ‘AA01‘. These notes are currently selling for around £25!
So, how much is your spare change worth?
To discover more about the most valuable coins in circulation, continue reading here >>
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The A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins have been a firm favourite with collectors since they were first released in 2018, with 26 Quintessentially British designs capturing the public’s imagination.
Unsurprisingly, some designs are proving more popular than others, but which ones are likely to fetch the most on the secondary market?
We’ve done the hard work for you by taking a look at which A-Z 10p coins are selling for the most on eBay and which ones you should be looking out for.
The ones to watch…
If you’re lucky enough to have the ‘R’ for Robin 10p in your collection, you might want to keep hold of it, as it currently sells for around £6.99 on the secondary market – which is a pretty hefty return on its face value!
Equally, the B for Bond 10p, which has proven time and time again to be popular with collectors, is currently selling for around £6.25 on the secondary market sites.
These are some really big prices to pay for these A-Z 10p coins and it’s certainly higher than we’d expect to see!
We would always suggest caution and user discretion when buying and selling on eBay. Remember you can always use our 5 eBay Buying Tips which are on our blog, to make sure you get the most out of your money.
Dipping slightly in price, we see the L for Lochness Monster 10p selling for around £4.20 on eBay and the N for NHS fetching a similar price too.
How many A-Z 10p coins are out there?
In 2018, it was confirmed that 220,000 of each design were issued for circulation, but it wasn’t until 2021 that we saw the 2019 mintage figures confirmed.
Collectors who have managed to find the 2019 dated Q, W, Y, Z, and R 10p coins will be delighted to see that these have a lower mintage than the other 21 designs from that year.
The 2019 World Wide Web, Yeoman Warders and Zebra Crossing 10p coins all have a mintage of JUST 63,000! When you compare that to the rarest 50p in circulation, the Kew Gardens 50p, which has a circulating mintage of 210,000, it puts into perspective just how rare these 10p coins are.
Interestingly, the Robin 10p, which currently has the highest median sold price out of all of the A-Z 10p coins, has a combined 2018 and 2019 mintage of just 284,000, compared to 304,000 for the majority of the other coins!
These coins are notoriously tricky to find, but have you been lucky enough to come across any in your change? Let us know in the comments below.
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