The rarest and most valuable £2 coins in circulation - full list
Change Checker’s latest list of the rarest and most valuable £2 coins has been released.
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It was compiled by website Change Checker, which helps find, identify, collect, and swap circulating coins. It has been broken down into three different categories.
The rarest £2 coins
Change Checker has noted that the rarest £2 coins in circulation remain those created to mark the Commonwealth Games 2002 collection. The sporting event was hosted in Manchester, which was won by Australia.
The most sought-after is the Northern Ireland version, of which there are only 485,500 in circulation. It has sold for way more than £50 on eBay previously.
While the England and Scotland editions are the second and third most rare and valuable £2 coins in the UK respectively. With 650,500 and 771,750 minted respectively, their value sits between £17 and £20.
A few other coins “creeping up the ranks” include the Gunpowder Plot £2 which has climbed five places. It was issued in 2005 to commemorate 400 years since the gunpowder plot failed.
5,140,500 were minted and it has been listed from £1.44 - £6. Meanwhile, The Shakespeare Histories £2 has gone up 7 places.
Made to honour the legendary playwright’s literary work and to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, 5,655,000 of these coins were minted. The biggest mover is the Florence Nightingale £2, which has fallen 10 places.