NOW might be the time to dig out that loose change from down the back of the sofa because ChangeChecker has revealed which are the rarest £2, 50p and 10p coins. In general, the rarer the coin the more valuable it is, which is why the specialist has drawn up the indexes using up to date figures from April to June. There are a number of factors that can affect the rarity of a coin - it's not just how many of them were minted. It can take years for the Royal Mint to confirm precise numbers so until then, collectors keep on guessing which ones they think will be worth the most making the value of them go up or down. Plus, hoarders who keep hold of a number of the same designs means that there are less out there to trade with making them that little bit rarer. ChangeChecker monitor the rarity of a coin by crossing the mintage with how many of each design are listed as minted among their users and the number of times users have requested to swap a design. WHAT DO … [Read more...] about Rarest and most valuable 50p, £2 and 10p coins in circulation worth up to £160 revealed – do you have one in your wallet?
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THE change in your purse could be worth a small fortune if you are lucky enough to pick up a few rare coins. We look at some of the most valuable 50p coins in circulation - which could bring home a tidy profit. Which are the most valuable 50p coins? WWF 50p The special-edition WWF design was released in 2011. It features the famous panda logo at the centre and is decorated with 50 other animals, including dolphins, frogs and butterflies. The coin is popular amongst collectors and can sell for £200-plus if in pristine condition. More battered examples may be worth only a few quid. Recent coins have sold for just £20 each, so it may have dropped in popularity. One seller is asking for £3,500 for one of the coins on eBay. A spokesperson from ChangeChecker said: “One coin which has seemed to unite favourable public opinion is the WWF 50p issued in 2011. “The design by Matthew Dent features 50 individual icons which represent the various facets of the WWF with the … [Read more...] about What are the most valuable rare 50p coins? From the 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck to the 2009 Kew Gardens design
A man stuck with an unwanted luxury holiday to Dubai worth thousands of pounds after splitting with his partner has founded an online marketplace where travellers struck by illness, trauma or a relationship breakdown can try to sell their non-refundable flights, cruises or hotel rooms. Simon Powell was able to claim some money back on his flights but £3,000 worth of hotel rooms went to waste. “Virgin charged me a no-show fee but the rest went into my account as credit, but with my booking direct with the hotel there was nothing they could do,” he said. “It was actually the receptionist at the hotel that gave me the idea. “She said ‘can you bring someone else or can you find someone else to take the booking off you and we can change the name of the booking?’ and I could charge them what I paid for the room and make some money back.” Powell, who had no such luck, was struck by the absence of a platform that would allow holidaymakers with an … [Read more...] about New ‘eBay for travel’ lets you buy people’s unwanted holidays
THE internet is full of rags-to-riches stories about how someone sold something old on eBay for ten times its original cost. So when it comes to flogging stuff online, it's no wonder most of us turn to the online auction website. Brits are set to go into a selling frenzy this bank holiday as eBay reveals that on average 9.4 million listings go live this weekend. And while it's true that you can make a fortune when you're doing it right, you can also end up selling something for less than you had anticipated. If you become an eBay entrepreneur, then you could be like Laura Rose who made up to £30,000 by selling her clothes on the website - but you could end up with egg on your face, like this seller who made a loss when he sold his new Jane Austen £10 note for less than a tenner. To be an eBay pro, you'll need to follow these tips and tricks so you don't get caught out by anything unexpected. Always set a reserve price We all know that setting a low starting price will attract … [Read more...] about What you need to know before selling ANYTHING on eBay
Watching an auction end on eBay can be an addictive experience, especially when the bids keep going higher and higher. For many of us, it’s a great way to make a bit of extra cash by selling the bits and bobs we no longer use or need, from clothes to videogames. But while most items on eBay change hands for modest sums, a fair few fetch much more. The most expensive item ever sold on the auction site was the “Gigayacht” bought by Roman Abramovich for $168m (£125m) in 2006. Other unusual items that have sold for astronomical fees include the Italian village of Pratariccia, for $3.1m (£2.3m) in 2012, and the first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, for $3.2m (£2.4m) - quite a rise on its original purchase price of 10 cents in 1938. Earlier this year, an East Yorkshire takeaway was listed on eBay for £50,000 but failed to find a buyer after a month on the site. However, several other items have successfully sold for tens of thousands of … [Read more...] about 11 most expensive Hull items on eBay