Another denomination anniversary re-strike, what can we learn about future values from the 2019 50p repeats?
As with many things, the first version is often the best - with sequels and repeats we should expect disapointment.
On the 50th anniversary of the 50p - 10 old coins in 2 sets of 5 were a good earner for The Royal Mint, but for those who buy to resell - they were a big flop with the BU Kew Gardens 50p the only coin to offer a return on investment.
Nearly all Proof and Silver Proof 50 Years of the 50p sets showed early signs of toning (mostly on the obverse) - and most of the "also ran" base metal coins are still falling in value, at least they will not fall below face value.
I am sure there are quite a few of these coins in circulation today, as the Westminster carded version of the 2019 50 Years of the 50p British Culture Set was ordered at £20.50 for a Kew after £2 Cashback (spending the other 4!).
Also rans: The 4 "other" 2019 re-strike coins from the British Culture set.
So here we are again, this time its the 25th anniversary of the bi-metallic £2 coin - 15 old coins in 3 sets of 5.
If buying with an eye on future value, every set will need a star coin - we will all be buying the set containing the NI Commonwealth Games £2 - or will we?
No we won’t, as the 4 most popular £2 coins of the last 25 years are not part of the anniversary sets - so what sets can we expect?
On average the 2019 re-struck 50p coins are worth about 4 times less than the original year BU coin. If we see similar for the £2 coins - here are estimated valuations for each set.
Here at Coin Hunter - our advice is to buy what you like for your collection and not get caught up in thoughts of future value and children's inheritance.
Historically, the vast majority of base metal decimal coins are not worth more than inflation adjusted original sale price.