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These new limited edition £2 coins could sell for big money

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These new limited edition £2 coins could sell for big money
Tom Victor
02 January 2018

We know how much you love coins. Or, more specifically, limited edition coins which might eventually be worth much more than the value printed on them.

Everyone likes the idea of fishing around in their wallet or down the back of the sofa to find £2 more than you thought you had, but sometimes that £2 can be worth four figures.

Limited edition coins are, by their very definition, pretty rare. But you’ll soon be able to get your hands on some newbies, be it through forking out for a special collection or by being lucky enough to get some very valuable change from a shop worker who wasn’t paying much attention to what they were handing out.

Who knows, maybe if you hang on to them then you’ll be in for a windfall a few years down the line.

Oh, and did we mention that the new coins include a Frankenstein special? Well there’s that too.

The Frankenstein £2 coin has been released to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, but it’s not the highest denomination coin to be unveiled.

That honour goes to this £5 coin, in honour of Prince George’s fifth birthday. They grow up so fast.

There are two other notable anniversaries marked this year, namely the centenary of the First World War armistice, which gets a £2 coin…

And the Royal Air Force, which also turns 100 in 2018 and gets a £2 coin to mark the occasion. Way to upstage the prince, RAF.

Finally, there’s a new limited edition 50p piece on the way, in honour of the 1918 Representation of the People act.

That’s the piece of legislation which gave the vote to women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification, and all men over the age of 21.

The Royal Mint is selling a series of commemorative sets, so you can expect to see them in the flesh sooner rather than later.

(Images: PA)