How a 1983 two pence coin went for a pretty penny over the last three month
In one of our previous posts, we looked at how a Jane Austen £5 note went for an astonishing £50,000. Today, Able Engraving and Design have learned of another cash windfall. This time, we recommend checking the sides and backs of your sofa for coppers. A 1983 2p coin went for a substantial amount.
Before the close of 2016, a two pence coin went for £100 on an eBay auction. Though nothing on the amounts raised from the Jane Austen fivers, the jump from 2p to £100 is a mighty site jump by any means.
Why would such a humble coin be of interest? Whilst in production, a mistake was made on the tails side of the two pence piece. That of the addition of ‘New Pence’. New Pence was originally added to decimal coinage from April 1968 (in advance of February 1971’s Decimalisation Day), starting with five pence and ten pence pieces.
We at Able Engraving and Design suggest checking your wallets or settees for odd coppers. Check your bottles or piggy banks.
Able Engraving and Design, 11 January 2017.
Image by Claudio Divizia (via Shutterstock).