eBay: Rare £2 coin sold for £25 – do you have one?

A rare £2 coin has sold for £25 on eBay, though other versions of the coin with minting errors are selling for up to £500 on the auction site.

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The £2 coin was created to commemorate the Second World War.

Celebrating a special moment in British history, the image on the coin pays homage to St Pauls Cathedral.

The great UK landmark in London miraculously missed the devastation of the Second World War.

Royal Mint said of the coin: “Serene and comparatively unscathed amid a city in flames, the great cathedral survived to become a symbol of hope to a beleaguered nation. 

“It was this image of St Paul’s Cathedral during the blitz that had such an impact on Robert Elderton as he undertook his research for a suitable reverse design for the £2 coin celebrating the coming of peace in 1945.”

The coin shows St Paul’s Cathedral illuminated by searchlights and the value ‘TWO POUNDS’ above.

It shows the dates 1945 to 2005, the latter being the date the coin was issued.

The £2 has the inscription “ In Victory Magnanimity in Peace Goodwill” around the outside of the coin.

One of the coins was successfully sold by seller Urban_customz, yesterday. The site now states: “This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.”

Other versions of the coin are selling online for much more.

Seller Hot9in is selling one of the coins for £300, and 72 users are currently watching the item.

They claim the coin has three minting errors, including the text being printed upside down.

Another is being sold for £500, with 107 watching it. 

The seller Fredd_brown claims it also has rare minting errors.

A rare £10 with Jane Austen’s birthday in the unique serial code has sold for £3,600.

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