New 50p coin featuring Queen launched for BBC centenary – how much is it worth? | The Sun

THE Royal Mint has unveiled a new 50p coin to mark the BBC's centenary.

A portrait of Her Majesty the Queen will feature on the coin, which is expected to create a "high demand" among collectors.

The coins were produced before the Queen's death in September, but the Royal Mint said it was not replacing it with the portrait of King Charles III to "minimise waste".

The coins are uncirculated, so you won't find one hanging about in your loose change, but you might be able to snap one up online.

They can be bought for £11 from the Royal Mint's website.

The coin pays tribute to the BBC by showing a broadcasting mast emerging from the earth, and is inscribed with the words "inform, educate, entertain".


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Rebecca Morgan, the Royal Mint's director of collector services, said: “Coins are miniature pieces of art which tell the stories of our nation.

“We are delighted to be working with Britain’s leading national broadcaster to create a special 50p in recognition of their 100 years.

"With the obverse side of the coin featuring the effigy of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth, we do anticipate a high demand for these coins from collectors.”

BBC director-general Tim Davie said the broadcaster was “honoured” by the commemorative coin.

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It comes after The Royal Mint unveiled the official portrait of King Charles III that will be used on coins.

Fifty pence pieces with the King's image will start entering circulation in the next few months, while a special £5 crown coin will also be available.

The Royal Mint says there are still a few more coin designs featuring the Queen to be released before the end of the year, including the Harry Potter 50p.

How much is the BBC commemorative 50p coin worth?

The new BBC commemorative coin is already being sold by collectors on eBay.

On October 10, the coin had been sold for between £8.98 and £15.98.

They can be bought for £11 from the Royal Mint's website.

Ultimately the value of the coin is affected by the bidders themselves.

If you are buying one, it's important to check it's not a fake.

Do your research to see what other coins have sold for, to give an idea of what you can expect to pay (or to make, if you're selling).

I've found a rare coin in my change, what do I do?

If you find a rare coin in your change, it can be like finding a hidden gem.

You should research the coin to see if may hold any value which is affected by how scarce it is.

Sites including eBay, The Royal Mint and Coin Hunter are good places to start.

You may have found the rare Kew Gardens 50p which has sold for £210.

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Another coin in the Winnie the Pooh collection is the Kanga and Roo 50p.

And a rare Blue Peter 50p sold for £253 on eBay.

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