Rare 2 pence piece could be worth £1,000!

Published Monday, Jul 28 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Normally we're quite happy to get rid of any stray pieces of change, particularly 1p or 2ps.

But this is one we'd be more happy than most to sell on - because it could be worth up to £1,000!

Two pence piece could be worth £1,000

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The coin was made of a cupronickel - a copper and nickel blend that was used to make 5p and 10ps - instead of bronze, making it worth 50,000 times its face value.

It was discovered in 1988 by the owner of a petrol station but it is only going up for auction in Sherborne, Dorset this week.

Richard Brommell, from Charterhouse Auctions, told the Mail on Sunday: "The Royal Mint can produce the odd anomaly but this takes the biscuit. It's a very difficult thing to value because there are no comparables.

"We say £100 to £200 as an estimate, but if two people are bidding for it, the coin could for more than £1,000."

Crikey! Sounds like a good deal to us!

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