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It’s every collector’s dream. The chance to flog rare coins for a sum far higher than the value of the currency itself.
What are we talking about?
The alphabet 10p coins of course!
The alphabet coins were initially released into circulation almost a year ago. Despite the fact there were 100,000 of each – 2.6 million all in total – they were in huge demand and snapped up online.
And it’s no surprise that they were in such high demand. A full set is worth over £100 to the right buyer.
Last year it was reported that some of the coins would become more rare and valuable than others, with experts believing that the letters B, E, F, L and T will be the most popular.
There’s a full alphabet to choose from, and they’re all unique.
Each letter represents something quintessentially British.
Which one is your favourite coin? Comment below! We particularly love the B for Bond and N for NHS. It doesn’t get more British than that.
The letter E coin remains the most valuable, with an estimated price tag of around £8, while the B for Bond coin can fetch around £6 at auction. The letters G and L – for Greenwich Mean Time and Loch Ness Monster – typically sell for £5 each. And as we said before, the complete collection could land you around £100, but it would take a lot of commitment to find them all!
Royal Mint estimates from 2016 suggest that there are 1.7 billion 10p coins in circulation… so good luck searching…
Luckily the set of 10p commemorative coins, based on the 26 letters of the alphabet, will be re-released, another 2.1 million have been added!
Know any other valuable coins? Let us know in the comments below, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to make extra dosh.