Do you have a ‘wrong’ £2 Lord Kitchener coin worth £800?
- Lord Kitchener’s £2 ‘error’ coin minted in 2014 is set to sell for £800 at auction
- The coin does not have a £2 denomination on the obverse, making it “extremely rare”.
- Other coins under the hammer include the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p coin
MINT WORTH: Lord Kitchener’s £2 coin minted in 2014 is set to sell for up to £800 at auction on Wednesday.
Lord Kitchener’s £2 coin minted in 2014 is set to sell for up to £800 at auction on Wednesday.
The coin is missing the words ‘Two Pounds’ on the reverse, an extremely rare error that has been verified by the Royal Mint.
This £2 coin was issued in 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Features a “Your Country Needs You” recruitment poster with an image of Field Marshal Kitchener on the reverse.
There were 5,720,000 of these coins that entered circulation, which means it can be very easy to find one in your change.
Without the error, the coin is not particularly important.
However, it is possible that a small, unknown number of coins may have entered circulation without the ‘two pound’ denomination on the reverse, meaning research is ongoing to discover more.
There have only been two reports of these “error” coins being found in circulation according to Change Checker.
Lockdales Auctioneers sold one of these in March 2020 for £500.
Now, one of these coins is expected to fetch between £600-£800 on the market Selling coins and medals At the RBW Auction taking place from 10am on Wednesday 14 February.
2009 Kew Gardens 50p coin
Also of note at the auction are three legendary 2009 Kew Gardens 50p coins up for auction.
The Kew Gardens 50p coin is one of the most sought after coins, both due to its rarity in circulation and as a commemorative coin. It ranks first on the Change Checker’s rarity index of 50p.
Legendary Kew Gardens 50p coin could sell for £120 at auction on Wednesday
With a mintage of just 210,000 pieces in 2009, these coins can sell for up to £150, and as such, most have been taken out of circulation and into the hands of collectors.
Most interesting at auction is the circulating copy with an estimate of £80-£120.
There are two other copies that are not in circulation. One has a mint strength of £10,000 and is estimated at £100-150, and the other has a mint strength of £50,000, with an estimate of £80-120. Both come in a special presentation package.
The coin features Christopher Le Brun’s design on the obverse celebrating the Royal Botanical Gardena, and depicts the pagoda at Kew with a decorative vine twining in and around the tower, with the years ‘1759’ and ‘2002’ on either side of the word ‘Kew’.
This coin was first issued in 2009 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the iconic west London landmark.
1990 20p error coin
A 1990 error 20p coin struck on a bronze blank could fetch up to £300 at auction.
Come A letter signed by the Director of Information and Research at the Royal Mint Museum confirms the details of this rare, erroneous coin.
It reads: “The piece is of incorrect construction for a twenty-penny piece, is of lesser weight, and has slightly rounded edges consistent with the blank being inappropriate in size for the collar with which it was struck.”
“It appears in this case that a bronze blank, likely intended for a one-penny piece, was struck between 20-penny dies.”
Errors: The left 20p coin was cast on a bronze blank which was probably intended for 1p, the right £1 coin has two different years stamped on it
2016 £1 error coin
The 2016 one pound coin is expected to fetch up to £80 when it goes under the hammer on Wednesday.
It has an error indicating two dates – 2016 on the obverse and 2017 finely engraved on the reverse.
The tiny little text around the edge, visible under magnification, says “2017” instead of 2016 as expected. The error was confirmed by the Royal Mint in 2017.
Change Checker says there is currently no indication of how many wrong coins were struck.
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