eBay: Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 50p coin sold for £730 | Life | Life & Style



EBay is great place to find rare coins, and a bidding war has broken out over one piece this week.

Thirty bids in total were made on a Peter Rabbit 50p coin from the Royal Mint Beatrix Potter collection.

The coin has proven hugely popular with collectors.

Released to celebrate the work of British writer Beatrix Potter, this coin immortalises her most popular character.

Sold by eBay user “private13”, the coin fetched a cool £730.

The seller wrote of the coin on the auction site: “Low serial number and very collectable!!!

“The coloured Silver Proof 50p coin comes in a protective coin capsule housed in a specially designed perspex display block.

“Complete with outer box with booklet and numbered certificate of authenticity.”

The coin is very rare, being one of only 15,000 made.

The piece is number 04517 of 15,000 accord to its certificate.

The piece was in mint condition, according to the seller.

Royal Mint have continued the popular collection from 2016.

Now in its third year, more and more characters have been added to 50 pence coins.

The latest collection includes Flopsy Bunny, the wife of Peter Rabbit’s cousin Benjamin Bunny.

Mrs Tittlemouse and the sotry The Tailor of Gloucester have also been given coins.

Brand new Peter Rabbit designs have been created too.

A silver proof coin costs £60 or £120 for the box set.

However, a gold proof coin in a set costs a whopping £1,000.

A rare £2 coin was listed on eBay for £199 thanks to rare error. 

A £2 coin bearing a Florence Nightingale design, which has a rare error, has been listed for the hefty sum of £199.


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