THE Charles Dickens £2 coin is one of the most common in circulation – but yours could still be worth a pretty penny.
Here’s how much the special edition £2 piece is worth.
How rare are Charles Dickens £2 coins?
As the second most common £2 coin variety on the market according to Change Checker’s most recent scarcity index, the Dickens £2 coin is not going to fetch you a fortune.
A Commonwealth Games, Olympics or First World War coin is much likelier to pocket you a mint.
While those varieties can fetch as much as £70 each, the Charles Dickens coin is barely worth more than its face value.
That’s because 8.1million were minted in 2012 to mark the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth.
The charming design creates the shape of Dickens’ face with the titles of some of his most famous novels and characters including Little Dorrit, Bleak House and a Tale of Two Cities.
How much are they worth?
Yet because of how many were minted, the Dickens coin now makes up around 1 out of 99 £2 coins in circulation.
Still, it’s worth checking a Charles Dickens £2 coin closely if you find one.
If there’s an error, it could be worth many times its face value.
Rare coins and valuable notes – is yours worth a mint?
We spotted one sale in November for a whopping £350 – due to a rare mistake where the date was printed upside down.
The coin ultimately sold for 175 its face value after six bids.
Remember, it’s not just coins that can be worth more than their face value.
We’ve rounded up the most rare and valuable £5 notes.