The London Mint Office is offering £50 apiece for thousands of new, undated British 20p coins produced by the Royal Mint. An estimated 50,000 – 200,000 have been produced and put into circulation.
But before you go and ransack your loose change and claim your prize you should consider the current value of the 2p piece mis-minted in 1983. Sporting the wording ‘new pence’ and not ‘two pence’ it now changes hands for hundreds of pounds.
The last time a dateless coin was produced was in 1672 so coin collectors must be wetting themselves over the 2008 erratum.
If you have kids you should be particularly vigilant. CBBC Newsround carried the story yesterday so your little darlings will probably be scouring the house for stray coinage.
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