Rare UK coins: These 2p, 20p, 50p, £ 1 and £ 2 coins could be worth thousands, including the Olympics collection

The Royal Mint is responsible for the creation and circulation of currency in the United Kingdom.

To mark monumental events in British history, such as the London 2012 Olympics or the Commonwealth Games, the Royal Mint often creates a special edition 50 pence coin that is issued and found in daily circulation.

However, sometimes errors do occur in the minting process resulting in mule or error coins.

This happens when there is confusion in the base or the wrong dates are struck on the coin.

These coins are rare, become a collector’s item and their value skyrockets. Coins can potentially fetch thousands of pounds – and they can be found in your change.

Read below to see the rarest and most valuable coins from 2008.

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Of course, with any coin, it is important to verify the authenticity of the coins before purchasing from an online seller.

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