Ebay is a terrific online platform for finding and selling rare coins, and certain coin types prove particularly rare among collectors.
While to the average person a £2 coin might not look like anything special, certain designs are sought after.
A £2 coin selling for £1,300 on eBay right now is a great example of this.
The listing, put up by user mehmetikiz2012, currently has 22 people watching it.
The £2 coin is said to have a particularly rare Magna Carta design on it.
The description reads: “Magna Carta. 1215-2015. Very rare £2 two pound coin.
“800 years anniversary. Rare collectors item. Super condition. Only a few in the United Kingdom.”
So what is so special about this design? The design features a king with a scroll and a quill in his hand.
The official Royal Mint website paints more of a picture about this much coveted coin design.
The description reads: “Drawn up over 800 years ago, the Magna Carta was a catalyst for a journey towards freedom for the ordinary man, in the United Kingdom and across the world.
“We marked this historic moment with a coin struck in celebration of the Magna Carta – the charter of freedoms.”
The edge inscription of the coin is said to read “Foundation of liberty”.
The designer of the reverse designer was John Bergdahl, and the mintage is TBC.
The coin was created to commemorate the 1940 Battle of Britain, when the country was at risk of being invaded.
The design on the coin features a dramatic scene of three soldiers running towards barbed wire.
Fighter planes soar overhead through the sky, and the words ’The Battle of Britain’ are clear in the middle of the coin, with the date 1940 below.
The listing, created by greeneyes_2013, currently has 18 watchers on the buying and selling forum, and the seller has 100 per cent positive feedback.
The Royal Mint website provides more information about this and what makes it special among collectors.
It says: “In the summer of 1940 Britain faced the threat of invasion. It would fall to brave young pilots, and their crews, to protect the country’s defences – the Battle of Britain had begun.
“75 years later, we honoured the few with a commemorative 50p, the only official United Kingdom coin to be struck for the anniversary.”