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Paddington Bear 50p: Complete Guide

As an icon across all generations, Paddington Bear has secured his place as one of Britain’s most beloved fictional characters. His charming personality has seen him appear in numerous books, films, and tv shows and so it seemed fitting that he would be recognised on the latest commemorative 50p coins in 2018. Unsurprisingly, the coin ... Read more


Are 1977 Jubilee Crowns worth anything?

If you’re in possession of a 1977 Jubilee crown, you’ll be eager to find out just how much they’re worth. Although these coins can be purchased relatively cheaply at the moment, there are certain factors that can increase their value. Available at starting prices of around £2 on online marketplaces, you’ll find that a 1977 ... Read more


What to do with your old coins and banknotes

Currency within the UK changes fairly frequently leading to coins and banknotes being taken out of circulation. When this happens, the Bank of England will usually give a set time period for people to exchange their old currency for the new coins or notes that are being released. But what happens if you miss this ... Read more



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Volleyball 50p: How Much Is It Worth And Is It Rare?

Worth around £1.33 according to average values on eBay, the volleyball 50p is one of the 29 Olympic coins released to commemorate the London Olympics in 2012. But how rare is the coin exactly, and what are the odds of coming across one in your change? Mintage of the Volleyball 50p Coin Based on mintage ... Read more


Badminton 50p: How Much Is It Worth And Is It Rare?

The Badminton 50p is worth £1.36 on average when looking at past sold values on eBay. But why is this 50p coin worth over twice face value, and why is it sought after by collectors? Let’s find out. Mintage of the Badminton 50p Coin This coin that represents the Olympic sport of Badminton is considered ... Read more


Fencing 50p: Worth, Rarity and Much More

The Fencing 50p is worth £1.67 on average according to sold values on eBay. Keep reading to see what makes this Olympic 50p so special, and how likely it is that you’ll come across one in your change. Fencing at the Olympics At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, fencing was played at the ExCel Exhibition ... Read more