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You might be surprised to hear that a 50p in your wallet could be worth up to £5,000.
The value of rare 50p coin is measured on the scarcity index at changechecker.org, which tracks which circulating coins are the most scarce and collectable.
Site - Version - Coin - Kew - Gardens
According to the site, the most sought after version of the seven-sided coin is the Kew Gardens design, which typically is sold on eBay for up to £160.
Other rare 50p coins are typically going for between 10 to 12 times face value.
Kew - Gardens - Design - Mintage - Swap
The Kew Gardens design has a mintage of just 210,000 and is the least owned and most requested swap. They can go online for more than 38 times their value.
After the Kew Gardens, the next nine scarcest coins are from the 2012 Olympics and represent different sports at the event.
Sun - Coin - Battle - Hastings - Design
According to The Sun, one rare 50p coin, the Battle of Hastings design, sold for a whopping £5,000 on Ebay.
Generally, the rarer the coin, the more valuable it is, according to the experts at changechecker.org.
Coins - Popularity - Rises - Designs - Change
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