Tuppence… 

There is a small batch of 2p coins, which was minted in 1983 which are now worth upwards of £500 each, is there one lurking around somewhere that you have found or have one stashed away in your piggy bank ?
Not all but some 2p coins, that were minted in 1983 had the words ‘new pence’ instead of the regular ‘two pence’ , apparently they are now fetching upwards of £500 or more on line, how many are out there, no one knows, but they are highly prized & sought after by collectors…

Copper coins: A small batch of 2p coins minted in 1983 are now worth £500  Where did all of this hiccup, start from, well the following seems to be where the conflict stems from, as all 2p coins minted before 1982 should say ‘new pence’ but,  those minted after this date should say ‘two pence’… but due to an error by the mint in 1983, it meant there are an unknown amount of 2p coins from 1983 bearing the old name of  ‘new pence’;

Rare: An error means a small batch of 1983 2p coins say 'new pence' (right) than 'two pence'

Already some of the more recent limited editions, are expected to be worth more than their face value, with the soon to be realised Paddington Bear “50p” coins causing a stir with the experts believing they could be worth as much as £10…

This is because collectors will be taking them out of circulation – much like the popular series of Beatrix Potter themed ones.
Silver uncirculated versions of the coins, which depicted the Peruvian bear sitting on his suitcase at Paddington station and waving the Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace, are also available for people to buy from the Royal Mint for £10.

some of the others o look for are, the Kew Gardens 50p minted in 2009 to mark its 250th anniversary regularly changes hands for £50, with only 210,000 of these coins being minted, which is an incredibly low run for a coin in circulating…

When any coin gets into circulation with mistakes from the mint, they will always be in demand, these are commonly known as ‘mules’ the coin has typically, a mismatched side;[a mule is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse, whereas a male horse and a female donkey would produce a hinney, don’t sound as good as a mule)

Another more recent mistake was when a batch of up to 100,000 twenty pence coins ‘mules’ got into circulation between 2008 and 2009 without the date stamp and these can now fetch upwards of a £100.

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