50p worth £2,500: Beatrix Potter Benjamin Bunny error coin on eBay with huge value

A 50p coin made to commemorate British author Beatrix Potter is on sale on eBay for £2,500.

The silver proof Benjamin Bunny coin with a coloured design was minted in 2017 by Royal Mint.

The coin was the final coin in the Beatrix Potter collection, which has proved hugely popular with collectors. 

It included characters such as Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Peter Rabbit.

Royal Mint said of the coin: “Benjamin Bunny’s story is the fourth of the little tales and a sequel to ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. 

“The story sees Benjamin join forces with his cousin Peter to venture into Mr. McGregor’s garden and retrieve the clothes Peter lost in his first adventure.”

This coin is being sold by eBay seller Squibalicous, who said of the coin: “This is a One-Of-A-Kind error in the minting process. This can be seen as the last picture above shows how the coin should look (Only the error coin will be received) 

“This coin is a rarity, that collectors would have a keen interest in. Item will be sent special delivery as soon as payment has cleared.”

The coin comes in a clear acrylic case with a certificate of authenticity, and has been hand painted by Royal Mint. 

The seller added: “This is the last in the series of Beatrix Potter coins and only 40,000 of these coins have been produced.”

Another coin in the collection, the Peter Rabbit coin, is also selling online for huge amounts.

One such coin with an error on it is selling for £5,000

The silver proof coin with the sweet little bunny on it was issued in 2017 but is being auctioned for a hefty sum as it displays printing error. 

Royal Mint only prints so many new coins a year, and coin fans love to get their hands on them.

Another coin celebrating a historical British figure is currently being released into circualtion.

The Isaac Newton 50p coin is selling for £3,500 on eBay.