eBay: Rare Beatrix Potter 50p selling for hundreds – do you have this coin in your wallet?

eBay seller chpa-pch-fywzyta has listed the 50p coin, which they describe as “rare”, for a whopping £249 starting bid.

Interested buyers can make an offer if they don’t want to pay quite so much money.

The listing is called: “Rare Beatrix Potter 50p – Mr Jeremy Fisher 2017 – Circulated Collectors Coin.”

Describing the item, the seller wrote: “Extremely Rare 50p – Mr Jeremy Fisher. Good condition. Collectors coin.”

There are currently no bids on the item, but it still has plenty of time to attract attention with nearly seven days to go.

Royal Mint explain the design on their website, and say: “Mr. Jeremy Fisher stars in the eighth of the little tales, a story of an eventful fishing trip that ends in Jeremy narrowly escaping being a trout’s dinner.

“‘The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher’ gives us a wider glimpse into the charming world Beatrix Potter created, as we meet some interesting friends in the story including Mr. Alderman Ptolemy Tortoise and Sir Isaac Newton.

“Mr. Jeremy Fisher has been captured on this Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coin – the first time the famous fisherman has featured on an official United Kingdom coin.

“The coin comes in a fold-out case, inspired by Beatrix’s own watercolour illustrations, including more details about Jeremy’s tale.”

Beatrix Potter designed coins are very popular with sellers and collectors alike, and are often seen on the auction site.

An eBay seller has made a huge profit on this Beatrix Potter Benjamin Bunny 50p coin.

The coin is one of a collection of coins released by Royal Mint to celebrate the worth of the British author.

Proving hugely popular, the pieces often sell for large sums of money online.

Collectors versions of the coins sell out before they are officially released on the mint’s website.

According to coin collector website Change Checker the coin has a scarcity rating of five.

With one being the least rare and 100 being the most rare, it seems collectors are fairly likely to find the Benjamin Bunny coin.

The coin, created in 2017, has a mintage of 11,300,000.

It is possible to buy an uncirculated version of the coin for £10 from Royal Mint.

This version, sold by eBay user “pramcentre-co-uk” for £499.99, is a circulated version.

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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