Qualified advisers answering your
Financial Questions
call 0800 092 1245

Royal Mint releases faulty 20p coins worth possible £50 each

In a remarkable turn of events the Royal Mint has today confirmed that a batch of faulty 20p coins have been released into the UK economy. However, while the coins are faulty they are still legal tender but if you are lucky enough to find one then perhaps you should consider retaining it for the future!

It has been revealed that the coins, which bear no date of issue, are the first such coins to be released into the UK economy in over 300 years. Experts believe that each of the faulty 20p coins could be worth anything up to £50 each in the coin collection market. It is estimated that between 50,000 and 200,000 of the 20p coins in question are already in circulation even though production stopped at a very early stage once the error was spotted.

Akin to something like a treasure hunt in the UK, many shop workers and consumers up and down the country will today be checking their 20p coins to see if they are from the "faulty batch". In these times of economic hardship a handful of these 20p coins could literally be worth their weight in gold!

Share this..

Related stories

Financial Guides

Financial Calculators

Our useful calculators can help you get your finances in order:

Latest News


Helpful new tax year facts that could affect you and your money

Blog | Seven helpful new 2016/2017 tax year facts that could affect you and your money. Our recent online blog shares a brief outline on how to stay up to date.

Read more

Useful Links

Popular Searches

Please Enter More Details

Enter More Details