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UK 20p coins worth a mint
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1914 - 2014 100th anniversary of Wo  ....
1914 - 2014 During July 2014 The Royal Mint were selling 1914 sovereigns on their website to tie in with the 100th anniversary of World War One for £350.

1937 Gold Sovereigns - Edward VII 1  ....
1937 Gold Sovereigns - Edward VII 1937

1975 Full Sovereign British Gold Co  ....
1975 Full Sovereign British Gold Coin Uncirculated Decimal Head

Three new British coins  ....
New coins released include a 50p to commemorate Battle of Britain and a £2 to mark First World War centenaryThird coin is £2 marking 800th anniversary of Magna Carta showing King John accepting historic treaty in 1215

1925 Gold Sovereigns - Edward VII 1  ....
1925 Gold Sovereigns - Edward VII 1925

gold coin from reign of King George  ....
Rare £5 gold coin from reign of King George III expected to fetch £250,000 at auction

€3.5m cost of minting copper coins  ....
€3.5m cost of minting copper coins makes no cents


A batch of up to 100,000 20p pieces were shipped from the Royal Mint earlier this year without the 2009 date stamp. Bidders on eBay have been offering up to £240 for one of the coins while some sellers have been asking as much as £5,000.

 

British 20p coins rising in value

It is still not known exactly how many British 20p pieces without a date there are in circulation, but their value will only rise over time. We recently sold one for £100. These coins could be worth holding on to as they might fetch a few hundred pounds each in a few years.

The dateless British 20p piece is known in the trade as a 'mule' - This 20p coin has mismatched sides. This latest mistake at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant near Cardiff happened when the date was moved from the 'tails' to the 'heads' side but the first batch accidentally kept the old heads.  The last time an undated coin entered circulation was in 1672 during the reign of King Charles II, but this was deliberate.

 
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