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10 error coins worth over £5000 and how to find them.

Coin Hunter helps you find rare error coins and make money from the coins found in your change.

Use the UK Error Coin Guide on this page to check the coins in your money boxes and your change. There is also a handy quick reference printable version of the UK Error Coin Guide

The 8 coins shown below can be found in your change, 2 more error coins were released by The Royal Mint in popular coin packs. These packs sold for just a few pounds each and are both now worth over £1000 if they contain an error coin. See which coin packs to look for and find out more about coin hunting error coins, including how one Coin Hunter bought a coin pack for £10 on ebay and sold it for £750 a few weeks later.

WANTED: Error Coins - £1000 reward!

If you find an error coin, add details to the UK Error Coin database. Coin Hunter will make you an offer to buy your coin and will pay £1000 for an error coin that nobody has found before, even if it has a face value of just 1p.*

If you don't find an error coin, don't worry as registered Coin Hunters can even find real error coins by checking free handfuls of virtual change!

On a single day in April, £1 million pounds of virtual change will be handed out to Coin Hunters, including undated 20p coins, flag error £2 coins and a bronze 20p that could be worth over £1,000. The lucky people who find virtual error coins will receive the real thing free with free postage.

Error Coin Checker

Check coin colour, if any coin is not the colour it should be, keep hold of it to investigate further. If it is a silver 2p or bronze 20p, see the images shown.

Check for coin rotation, the design on the coin should be the same way up as the Queen's head when the coin is turned over in the same way as the page of a book is turned. If not keep hold of it to investigate further, the image shown for the Britannia £2 coin is one example of this error.

If it looks like a 10p, check it is not a silver 2p.
£600
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk
The older 2 pence is easy to spot in silver, but remember to turn every "10p" over so you don't miss it.
£600
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk
To check 20p coins quickly, do not look for a date as the date can be top left or bottom right. Find just the new designs shown in the top left image and flip the coin over to just check if ELIZABETH is written across the top. This will be an undated 20p.
£50
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk
Always look for coins that are not even near to the colour they should be, looking for a not quite round 1p may help you find this one.
£750
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk
Take home 2016 £1 coins received in change, check the micro dates shown in the image using a phone camera and zoom in. If 2017 shows: Error!
£375
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk
Only 650,000 of these coins entered circulation, the top of the mast is usually just a line, if it looks like a flag is flying, you have found an error coin.
£10
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk
2015 Get your Britannia £2 the right way up, turn it over like a book page, if the Queen's head is not the right way up, you have found an error.
£75
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk
If your two pound coin looks all one colour, do not just assume it is a fake as it could be one of the rarest coin errors in circulation.
£500
Guide price estimate
If you have found this coin, register your find at coinhunter.co.uk

*Offers to buy error coins will be made on any error coin listed here or any coin with an original error confirmation letter from The Royal Mint Museum.

£1000 offer applies only to first tier mint errors. These are errors that produce a coin that is significantly different to the coin that was intended to be produced, which includes coins minted using the incorrect blank, similar to the silver colour 2p (for example: a bronze 10p, where a 10p design is struck onto a 2p blank) or coins minted using an incorrect die (mules) similar to the undated 20p. All other error types must be explicitly excluded from this offer to discourage deliberate manipulation of coins.

If you find a first tier mint error coin that is not listed on this page, details will need to be added to the UK Error Coin database, we will then carry out further investigation and where applicable, arrange for the coin to be examined by The Royal Mint Museum.

If the coin is confirmed by The Royal Mint Museum as a genuine coin error and no coin with the same error has been seen before by The Royal Mint Museum, or online - we will make an offer of £1,000 for the coin, which you are free to accept or reject.

Only one £1000 offer will be made based to the first person to add a coin that meets all criteria to the Coin Hunter UK Error Coin database.


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