eBay has become a popular spot for coin collectors and enthusiasts to find unique pieces. The auction site lists hundreds of supposedly “rare” coins on a daily basis. One such piece is this Benjamin Bunny 50p coin, which was was recently posted on the site for a whopping £2,600. Branded "rare” by it’s current owner, the seller - “limccl_8550” - suggested a starting price of £2,600. On top of the high selling price, the current owner has asked that the new buyer pay a £1.50 standard delivery free. So at over 5000 times its face value, is this coin as rare as the seller claims?
eBay: ’Rare’ Beatrix Potter 50p coin selling for £2,600 - but buyers to beware of THIS
The coin on offer is from the 2017 batch of Beatrix Potter commemorative coins.
These were first released in 2016 to mark the 150th anniversary of the author’s birth and they proved so popular new ones have been brought out each year since.
According to experts at the coin publication Spend It? Save It? What Should You Do? the coin has a mintage of 11,300,000.
Not only does it appear to be fairly common, the publication gave it a valuation of £4 - a far cry from the asking price online.
eBay: This 50p coin is selling for £2,600 on the auction site (Image: Getty Images/ eBay ("limccl_8550"))
The coin website, Change Checker, insisted the