Silver 2p coin could fetch up to £200 at auction - but owner once could have made £2,000

Silver 2p coin could fetch up to £200 at auction - but owner once could have made £2,000

Silver 2p coin could fetch up to £200 at auction - but owner once could have made £2,000

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THE owner of this one-of-a-kind silver 2p piece could be minted following its auction next month.

For it is thought that the coin, minted in 1988, could multiply its value many times when it’s sold.

The item will go on sale at the Charterhouse collector’s auction in Sherborne on August 1.

Auctioneer Richard Bromell, said: “I have had an interest in coins for over 40 years, but this 2p takes the biscuit as I have never heard of one before the owner brought it into our salerooms for advice.

“I must admit to being somewhat sceptical at first, thinking it was silver plated which often happens, but it is the real deal.”

He said the item was “difficult to value”.

“Although the owner was offered £2,000 for it in 1988, we have put a more modest estimate on it of £100 to £200 at the auction,” he said.

The man set to benefit from the unique find was running a petrol station in Poole 26 years ago when he opened a new pack of two-penny pieces and noticed one was shiny.

Research established it as a cupro-nickel 2p, likely created when a blank was left inside a barrel during the minting process and stamped along with all the normal copper 2ps.

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4:20pm Sat 19 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

2p or not 2p
That is the question?
2p or not 2p That is the question? BIGTONE
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11:32pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I'm so bored i've even commented on this story, l have no idea why. If there is no news again tomorrow I may do something drastic like create some.
Believe me people, you won't want that.


Anyway, back to the story, don't feel bad 'coin owner' I had a girlfriend in 1988 who was what you could call 'hot', people did.

Now 26 years later she is not and has lost 90% of her value too, the same as your coin.
Luckily I got rid of her many years ago so it doesn't matter to me.
I'm so bored i've even commented on this story, l have no idea why. If there is no news again tomorrow I may do something drastic like create some. Believe me people, you won't want that. Anyway, back to the story, don't feel bad 'coin owner' I had a girlfriend in 1988 who was what you could call 'hot', people did. Now 26 years later she is not and has lost 90% of her value too, the same as your coin. Luckily I got rid of her many years ago so it doesn't matter to me. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

10:45am Sun 20 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

Be nice if the echo follows up on this story and let's us all know what it actually sells for ! Or just free advertising for the auction house
Be nice if the echo follows up on this story and let's us all know what it actually sells for ! Or just free advertising for the auction house alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

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