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Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Sam Rose

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The Most Valuable UK Coins Revealed!

Shake that piggy bank and check your coin collections – the most valuable UK coins have been revealed and could be worth a pretty penny indeed!

Whilst we’re currently in the midst of the contactless payment revolution, there’s still a great deal of value to be given to coins.

In fact, we managed to find several UK coins that are certainly worth your time looking for, as they might just earn you a very pretty penny indeed!

Read on below as we reveal the most valuable UK coins to keep your eyes peeled for!

Most Valuable UK Coins Revealed

1917 George V Sovereign London Mint

Most Valuable UK Coins - 1917 George Sovereign Coin London Mint

Estimated worth: £15,000

Why is it so valuable?

Beginning our list of the most valuable UK Coins is the 1917 George V Sovereign London Mint, a coin worth an estimated £15,000.

Put into circulation in the UK before 1932 as part of Britain’s Gold Standard currency, the 1917 George V Sovereign London Mint was a gold coin.

With an initial nominal value of one pound sterling, it was issued during World War One with a low mintage number.

Since launch, the estimated value has increased by an astonishing 191,716%, further cementing it in this list of the most valuable UK coins.

1933 George V Penny

Most Valuable UK Coins - 1933 George V Penny

Estimated worth: £72,000

Why is it so valuable?

The 1933 George V Penny is widely regarded as being the single most valuable UK coin in history.

Its high rarity comes from the coin initially only being designed as a pattern coin, meaning it wasn’t supposed to be released into circulation.

However, a quick glance back at history indicates that in fact just seven managed to slip through the net and were circulated in the UK, giving reason to its jaw dropping estimated worth of £72,000!

1937 Edward VIII Brass Three Pence

1937 Edward VIII Brass Three Pence

Estimated worth: £45,000

Why is it so valuable?

The second pattern coin to be featured in our list is the 1937 Edward VIII Brass Three Pence.

Interestingly, the reasoning behind its rarity and for inclusion in our list of most valuable UK coins differ slightly to other pattern coin in this article, the 1933 George V Penny.

The 1937 Edward VIII Brass Three Pence holds some historical significance as Edward VII, king at the time of the coin’s production, abdicated from his position less than 12 months into his reign as the King of England.

As a result, the coins soon became redundant as currency and only 10 of the designs were minted, making them worth an estimated value of £45,000 each!

1996 Football European Championships Gold Proof Two Pound

1996 Football European Championships Gold Proof Two Pound

Estimated worth: £1,700+

Why is it so valuable?

If like us, you got wrapped up the excitement and fanfare of the World Cup last summer, then you’ll be interested to see that a football themed coin makes the final spot on our list of the most valuable UK coins.

The 1996 Football European Championships Gold Proof Two Pound coin was produced as a commemorative coin to mark the football European Championships tournament which took place in 1996.

16 small circles on the design of the coin are used to signify the countries which took part in the tournament and only 2,100 of these coins were minted at the time.

It has been confirmed that an alternative version of this coin was also released and features a flattened surface along with an incorrect die used to create the design.

The estimated value of this coin comes in at £1,700, but if you were to come across one of the variations mentioned above, it might just be worth a whole lot more!

Keep Hunting for Rare Coins with Change Checker

Of course, our list covers a small fraction of just many rare coins you should search for in your collection or loose change.

Other rare and valuable UK coins are still out there, just waiting to be discovered and there’s no easier way to stay on top of your coin hunt than with the Change Checker Collectors Album.

It features presentation pages and identification cards to hold all coins that are currently being circulated within the UK, providing you with an easy and attractive way to store and browse through your exciting collection!

And when it’s time to grow your collection even further, be sure to stock up on Change Checker Additional Pages so that you’ve always got space for that next fascinating coin find!

Change Checker Collectors AlbumChange Checker Additional Pages

 

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