A rare £ 2 coin with an error in its design could be worth up to £ 500

A rare £ 2 coin issued to commemorate the centenary of WWI could be worth up to £ 500.

The coin could earn you an impressive profit if the words “Two Pounds” are missing from the side of the head, according to the Mirror.

It was minted in 2014 to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

A normal version of the coin – like the one pictured above – will likely only be worth £ 2.

It’s only the guy with an error in his design that is potentially worth more than his face value.

It features an image of Lord Kitchener, a decorated senior officer in the British Army who has appeared on the now iconic government war propaganda posters.

Experts at Coin Hunter say 5,720,000 of these coins have been minted for circulation and it seems “very rare” to find one without a date.

However, that’s not impossible – the first of its kind sold at a Lockdales auction in March 2020 for £ 500.

Another was also recently posted on Coin Hunter’s Facebook page, meaning there are at least two.

It’s always worth checking your spare change to see if you have a rare coin.

It is not known exactly how many error versions might be in circulation.

Writing on his Facebook page, experts at Coin Hunter said: “Check your coins that feature Lord Kitchener.

“If the heads side does not display ‘TWO POUNDS’ – you have an error which appears to be very rare.”

If you think you have a rare coin, you can ask the Royal Mint to take a look and check if it’s real.

Or if you are planning to bid on a coin, you should always beware of counterfeit coins circulating on eBay.

Change expert websites and Facebook groups like Coin Hunter can help you determine if a coin is the real deal or not.

For example, Colin Bellamy of Coin Hunter recently told us that he suspected that a 50 pence Olympic coin that fetched £ 420 on eBay was in fact fake.

Meanwhile, a coin expert said that this £ 2 HG Wells coin could be worth up to £ 1,000 due to a typo.

We’ve also rounded up eight error coins that can be worth up to £ 3,100.

Colin said: “Keep an eye out for coin errors when receiving change – look for something different or unexpected.

“If you have a coin and you’re not sure if it’s a coin error, join a Facebook coin group like Coin Errors and upload a photo to find out if the coin is worth more than its face value. “

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