eBay is the world’s biggest online marketplace, with thousands of rare and valuable items on its books.
Among those items are rare coins, with eBay users looking to make big bucks from their small change.
The latest addition to the site is a rare 50p coin made to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten.
The coin was listed this afternoon by eBay user “aimedawso_5” and is selling for an impressive £750.
Looking to attract potential buyers, the seller titled the listing: “50p UK Coin Collectable Benjamin Britten 2013 Commemorative Very Rare Circulated.”
The description reads: “Very rare coin, excellent condition.
“Coin does not look used.”
Boasting 100 per cent positive feedback, the seller has listed the coin for a seven-day auction.
Considering offers lower than £750, the coin has the option for potential buyers to “make an offer”.
Only listed for a short time, the 50p has already become a “hot item” on the site, attracting three views per hour.
The coin was minted in 2013 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten.
Benjamin Britten was a British composter, best known for his works including the opera Peter Grimes, the War Requiem and the orchestral showpiece, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
The unique coin was the first ever UK 50p to show both date and denomination on the obverse.
Designed by Tom Phillips CBE, it had a mintage of 5,300,000, with the coin still very much in circulation.
With such a high mintage the coin is actually considered “common” by scarcity index website, Change Checker.
The coin was part of the Beatrix Potter collection and featured an engraving of one of her most beloved character’s, Peter Rabbit.
Selling for 3,240 times its intended 50p value, the coin was sold as a: ”Peter rabit 50p coin 2016 (rare collectable) (sic).”
The description read: “Peter rabbit 50p. Very good condition. Rare and collectable.”
While little other information was given, the coin managed to fetch its full asking price.