Have you found an interesting coin in your change?

We will help you to find the value of your coins including special edition and commemorative pound coins, two pound coins, 50p coins and other limited editions from the United Kingdom and dependent territories like the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Gibraltar and Jersey. Read our tips to help you to work out what is my coin worth.

The Royal Mint have issued many exciting commemorative coins in recent years and continue to do so, and you may be here because you want to know what they are worth. Examples include the Beatrix Potter 50p set (the Mrs Tiggywinkle 50p is very popular), NHS 50p, Commonwealth Games 50p and other special limited edition 50p, £2 and £5 coins as well. Some might be worth a lot of money, some might not. Use our search to find out what these coins are being sold for online.

The recently introduced polymer or plastic £5 notes are also creating a lot of excitement with people claiming that certain serial numbers are worth a lot of money. For example, it has been claimed that Five pound notes with low serial numbers starting with AA0 or those with interesting serials such as AK47 or even those including the serial number 666 are worth money.

12 sided pound coins are coming soon. These will replace the existing round pound coins which will mean that they will only have a value to collectors once they are formally withdrawn from use but we are excited about the prospect of a new wave of commemorative 12 sided pound coins which will follow from the Royal Mint.

Rare British Coins for sale plus other interesting coins from around the world. Our most popular pages include George II coins which seem to be particular popular with numismatists and also gold guinea coins, which are particularly spectacular, as well as being very valuable.

Coin collecting is a very popular hobby all around the world though and for that reason, you will also see coins for sale from overseas as well. For example, silver dollars and wheat pennies are very well collected.

Unlike many other organic artifacts from thousands of years ago, coins are resilient and gold and silver coins in particular can sit happily in the ground without significantly decaying, which means that they can be found many many years later and still exhibit traces of the history that surrounded the time when they were originally minted. Going back even further, in addition to rare british coins, Roman coins also form an important part of our numismatic heritage and are constantly being found around the United Kingdom even now. Maybe there is a hoard of roman coins in a farmers field near you just waiting to be found.

Coin collecting common questions and answers

These are some of the questions that might have brought you to Rare British Coins and you will find the answers on our site:

  1. What is this old coin worth?
  2. What kind of coin have I found?
  3. What kind of metal is this coin made of?
  4. How can I clean an old coin without damaging it
  5. How should I look after and store my coin collection?