Rare UK £2 Coin
If your £2 coin has the Queen’s head upside down it could be worth a lot more than its face value, the coins show the Queen’s head rotated clockwise by around 150 degrees. This rare £2 coin could mean you are sitting with a small fortune in your purse or wallet.
The newly discovered error has been discovered on thousands of coins in circulation and could make them highly valuable to collectors.Coin experts have revealed that a number of 2015 Britannia £2 coins hold the error. The Mirror has reported that the coins show the Queen’s head rotated clockwise by around 150 degrees – but, with only 650,000 in circulation, and just a few thousand ‘upside down’, you’re going to have to dig deep to find a special one.
The Royal Mint said the misalignment was “almost certainly the result of one of the dies working loose and rotating during the striking process”. The government body also said the £2 Britannia coin is one of the most scarce circulating £2 coins ever minted – it is third equal in the all-time low mintage charts.
According to experts at Change Checker there are around 3,250 of the ‘inverted’ £2 coins in circulation – that’s around one in 200.
Yasmin Britton, of Change Checker, said: “If the inverted effigy is a consequence of the die slipping during the striking process, it is possible that there may be other variations where the Queen’s head is less or more misaligned as the die has worked its way out of position.” This particular £2 error coin has happened as a result of a die error during production, which occurs when the dies have become misaligned.Essentially the inner die, as its been struck, has moved, out of position, causing the Britannia to rotate. Although quality control usually catches it, sometimes they slip through, and in this instance the mistake could be worth between £100-£350.”