eBay: Rare 50p coin listed for £500 – do you have one of these rare Suffragette coins?

Ebay is a fantastic resource for those looking to sell any rare and valuable coins they come across.

The buying and selling website is also a treasure trove for rare coin collectors seeking out certain coins.

One rare 50 coin is selling for a whopping sum of £500 on the site.

The coin listing is titled: “Rare Suffragettes 50pence coin collection”.

The listing description below reads simply: “one from my rare 50pence collection”.

It currently has five watchers following it on the site.

So what is so distinctive about this particular 50p coin?

The Royal Mint website provides some further details.

The coin’s official title is the 2003 Women’s Social and Political Union 50p, according to the site.

It was first issued in 2003 and has a mintage of 3,124,030.

The description reads: “The figure of a suffragette chained to railings and holding a banner on which appear the letters WSPU, to the right a ballot paper marked with a cross and the words GIVE WOMEN THE VOTE, to the left the value 50 PENCE, and below and to the far right the anniversary dates 1903 and 2003.

“The design featured on the reverse of the 2003 fifty pence coin celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Women’s Social and Political Union, a seminal movement initiated by Emmeline Pankhurst that campaigned passionately for equal voting rights for women.

“Mary Milner Dickens’ sensitively balanced composition conveys the determination and commitment of the pioneering group of women who risked public and private ridicule, and sometimes even imprisonment, in defence of their beliefs.

“The design features some of the most powerful imagery of the period including the WSPU standard, the railings to which women chained themselves, and the Ballot Paper.”

Another rare £2 coin is listed on the eBay platform for the sky high price of £1,675.

The William Shakespeare coin is listed by pennies-2-pounds, who has a 100 per cent positive feedback rating.

It is advertised with the headline: “2016 William Shakespeare £2 Error Strike Plain/Reeded”.

The coin is said to be rarer because of several errors in how it was struck.

For instance, it is missing a large part of the reeding pattern that gives £2 coins their rough edge.

The description reads: “A very collectable rare error coin, the coin has multiple strike errors including a larger than normal centre which spreads towards the date & lettering on both sides, large rims & signs of edge reeding on Reverse surface.

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