The rarest and most valuable £2 coins in circulation - full list
Change Checker’s latest list of the rarest and most valuable £2 coins has been released.
It was compiled by website Change Checker, which helps find, identify, collect, and swap circulating coins. It has been broken down into three different categories.
The rarest £2 coins
Change Checker has noted that the rarest £2 coins in circulation remain those created to mark the Commonwealth Games 2002 collection. The sporting event was hosted in Manchester, which was won by Australia.
The most sought-after is the Northern Ireland version, of which there are only 485,500 in circulation. It has sold for way more than £50 on eBay previously.
While the England and Scotland editions are the second and third most rare and valuable £2 coins in the UK respectively. With 650,500 and 771,750 minted respectively, their value sits between £17 and £20.
A few other coins “creeping up the ranks” include the Gunpowder Plot £2 which has climbed five places. It was issued in 2005 to commemorate 400 years since the gunpowder plot failed.
5,140,500 were minted and it has been listed from £1.44 - £6. Meanwhile, The Shakespeare Histories £2 has gone up 7 places.
Made to honour the legendary playwright’s literary work and to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, 5,655,000 of these coins were minted. The biggest mover is the Florence Nightingale £2, which has fallen 10 places.
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