Most Valuable British Coins in History:-
2018 saw the old £10 note go out of circulation and a new polymer £20 will be introduced in 2020 featuring the famous British artist J.M.W Turner. As a country we do like to tinker with our currency.
In 1971 pounds, shillings and pence were taken out of circulation in favour of the new decimal system that we know today. Since then new coins have been introduced, some currency removed, and important figures of banknotes have been chopped and changed every few years. Just to add to the chaos, limited edition coins have been introduced, with people on the hunt for the entire Beatrix Potter collection or the Kew Gardens 50p.
With such a tale to be told regarding British money, there are some currencies of the past which could earn you a pretty penny if in your grasp. Check out our guide below and see if you have any hidden gems hidden in your wallet…
British coins still in circulation
1.1973 European Economic Community 50p
2.1994 Bank of England 300th Anniversary £2
3.London 2012 Olympics Aquatics 50p (First Design)
4.1983 New 2p Coin
Rare and valuable British coins
5.1933 George V Penny
6.1917 King George V Gold Sovereign London
7.1937 Edward VIII Brass Threepence
8.1996 Football European Championship £2