‘Extremely sought-after’ Christmas 50p coin collection released – where can you get them?


A new collection of rare 50ps coins is being released in time for Christmas.

Celebrating pantomime, the Westminster Collection pieces honour classics Aladdin, Cinderella, Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington.

Sure to be a collectors item, how can Britons get their hands on the set?

The coins are for sale on The Westminster Collection.

Fans can purchase all five of the brilliant coins for £30.

Silver versions of the coins can be bought for £325.

The set is the only way to own all five of these coins. None of the designs will be available to purchase individually.

Only 2019 sets of the silver version will be sold, making them hugely likely to sell for larger sums in the future.

The Silver 50p has firmly established itself as the collector’s favourite, spurred on by the success of similar recent releases, with sell-outs almost guaranteed.

With Christmas just around the corner, demand for this brand new Pantomime Silver 50p Set is expected to be high by the mint.

The Westminster Collection said of the coins: “Curtains up! Five brand new 50p coins have just been released celebrating all your Christmas Pantomime favourites.

“Authorised by Guernsey Treasury and fully approved by Her Majesty the Queen, these brand new 50p coins are guaranteed to be extremely sought-after by collectors.

“Available in Brilliant Uncirculated collector quality or in strictly limited Silver Proof quality you’ll have to act fast to secure yours.”

The coins will arrive ready to display in a deluxe presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Another rare 50p coin is selling for large sums online.

A couple of Falkland Island 50p coins have sold for over £100. The silver coin was part of a collection of four penguin themed 50 pence pieces which were released to celebrate the wildlife on the British Isles.

First issued in 2017, the coins feature different drawings of the animals which were printed on the face in colour.

At the time they were printed, a fault in the design on the Rockhopper coin meant some had notable errors on the design.

Which are the rarest £1, £2, 50p, 20p, 10p and 2p coins?

Rarest £2 coins

The rarest £2 coin is the 2002 Commonwealth Games NI coin with 485,500 in circulation. This is followed by the 2002 Commonwealth Games Wales which has 588,500 in circulation.

Next up is the 2015 Navy, and there are 650,000 in circulation.

Rarest £1 coins

The most rare £1 coins are all part of a series celebrating the British capitals.

The rarest of these is the 2011 Edinburgh coin, with 935,000 in circulation. Of the 2011 Cardiff coins there are 1,615,000 in circulation, while the 2010 London coin has 2,635,000 in circulation.

Rarest 50p coin

The rarest 50p coin is the Kew Gardens coin, which is also the rarest coin in circulation. It there were only 210,000 minted.

The football Olympic 50p coin has 1,125,500 in circulation, and the wrestling coin has 1,129,500 in circulation.

It is not so easy to evaluate the rarest 20p coins, 10p coins and even 2p coins as exact circulation figures are not known.

However, various versions of the coins are known to sell for large sums.

These include the dateless 20ps, which are actually part of a run from 2008. There may be between 50,000 and 200,000 of these coins in circulation.

The 1983 ‘New Pence’ 2p coin can also sell for a huge sum, up to £650.


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