eBay: Peter Rabbit 50p coin – what are Beatrix Potter coins worth?

Peter Rabbit 50p coins have been very popular with collectors.

Many have sold for hundreds or hundreds of thousands of time their value.

While they have sold for lots of cash, the coins are not worth hundreds.

That is, at least, not according to coin collecting experts.

The authors behind Spend It? Save It? What Should You Do? have revealed the real cost of the coins.

There are various versions of the 50p coin with Peter Rabbit on.

There is the 2016 Peter Rabbit coin, the 2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit coin and the 2018 Peter Rabbit coin. But how much are each of them worth?

2016 Peter Rabbit coin – £4

2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit coin – £4

2018 Peter Rabbit coin – £5

How many of each of the coins are in circulation?

There are 6.9 million 2016 Peter Rabbit coins. Nineteen million three thousand 2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit coins are in circulation.

It is not currently known how many of the 2018 Peter Rabbit coins exist.

One such Peter Rabbit 50p coin sold for £999. 

This 50p coin, which has sold on eBay for the whopping price of £999, is the 2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit UK coin.

It was the first coin in the Beatrix Potter 2017 Collection and has an iconic image of the famous rabbit on it.

The image shows Peter wearing his jacket standing on two legs, possibly running from the farmer.

Which are the rarest £1, £2, 50p, 20p, 10p and 2p coins?

Rarest £2 coins

The rarest £2 coin is the 2002 Commonwealth Games NI coin with 485,500 in circulation. This is followed by the 2002 Commonwealth Games Wales which has 588,500 in circulation.

Next up is the 2015 Navy, and there are 650,000 in circulation.

Rarest £1 coins

The most rare £1 coins are all part of a series celebrating the British capitals.

The rarest of these is the 2011 Edinburgh coin, with 935,000 in circulation. Of the 2011 Cardiff coins there are 1,615,000 in circulation, while the 2010 London coin has 2,635,000 in circulation.

Rarest 50p coin

The rarest 50p coin is the Kew Gardens coin, which is also the rarest coin in circulation. It there were only 210,000 minted.

The football Olympic 50p coin has 1,125,500 in circulation, and the wrestling coin has 1,129,500 in circulation.

It is not so easy to evaluate the rarest 20p coins, 10p coins and even 2p coins as exact circulation figures are not known.

However, various versions of the coins are known to sell for large sums.

These include the dateless 20ps, which are actually part of a run from 2008. There may be between 50,000 and 200,000 of these coins in circulation.

The 1983 ‘New Pence’ 2p coin can also sell for a huge sum, up to £650.