Paddington Bear 50p coin – new coins worth £500 from Royal Mint in circulation today

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Rare 50p coin featuring Paddington Bear are hitting tills todays.

The Paddington Bear 50p coins collection now has two new designs.

They show the charming children’s character by various London landmarks.

They include the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Apparently the pieces could sell for up to £500.

Royal Mint have urged Britons to “join Paddington on his latest adventures.”

Where can you get the Paddington 50p coins?

The coins are available from 9am this morning in Cardiff, Wales today at the Royal Mint Experience.

Colin Bellamy from coin site Coin Hunter told The Sun: “If this coin enters circulation – at that point, as with all new releases, the coin will sell on eBay for up to ten times face value until supply fulfils initial demand and prices fall.”

It will be possible to buy the coins from Royal Mint also.

There will be an unlimited number of £10 coins in brilliant condition circulated.

There will be 25,000 silver proof editions for £65, and a further 600 gold proof editions for £850.

These are just the latest coins in the Paddington Collection from Royal Mint. Two other designers were released last year.

They were Paddington at Buckingham Palace and Paddington at the Station 2018.

Coins can sell for huge sums of money online, like this ‘rare’ 50p coin that was listed for £2,400 – but what is it really worth? 

The Tom Kitten coin was released in 2017 as part of the Beatrix Potter commemorative collection to mark 150 years since the author’s birth.

It had a mintage of 9,300,000 upon its release two years ago, meaning it’s not as rare as collectors might have thought.

Which are the rarest £1, £2, 50p, 20p, 10p and 2p coins?

Rarest £2 coins

The rarest £2 coin is the 2002 Commonwealth Games NI coin with 485,500 in circulation. This is followed by the 2002 Commonwealth Games Wales which has 588,500 in circulation.

Next up is the 2015 Navy, and there are 650,000 in circulation.

Rarest £1 coins

The most rare £1 coins are all part of a series celebrating the British capitals.

The rarest of these is the 2011 Edinburgh coin, with 935,000 in circulation. Of the 2011 Cardiff coins there are 1,615,000 in circulation, while the 2010 London coin has 2,635,000 in circulation.

Rarest 50p coin

The rarest 50p coin is the Kew Gardens coin, which is also the rarest coin in circulation. It there were only 210,000 minted.

The football Olympic 50p coin has 1,125,500 in circulation, and the wrestling coin has 1,129,500 in circulation.

It is not so easy to evaluate the rarest 20p coins, 10p coins and even 2p coins as exact circulation figures are not known.

However, various versions of the coins are known to sell for large sums.

These include the dateless 20ps, which are actually part of a run from 2008. There may be between 50,000 and 200,000 of these coins in circulation.

The 1983 ‘New Pence’ 2p coin can also sell for a huge sum, up to £650.

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