I went to Tesco today. When I paid for my shopping int he pre-scan section - a coin popped out in my change. I had not seen one like it before - it was a 2007 £2 Coin which was issued to commemorate the abolition of Slavery in 1807. It looked a little strange but obviously worked well enough in the machine so I popped it into my pocket and took it home.
Now I am never that lucky but I checked the coin - and lo and behold the lettering is the wrong way around to the queen's face! Also there is apparently some marks on the silver/gold part where the edging is uneven!!!
The Daily Star tells me :
1807 Abolition Of The Slave Trade £2 – value £300-£360In 2007 the Royal Mint marked the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 with release of a new £2 coin.
Although available in abundance, some were printed with errors, sending their value shooting up.
On a select few coins the words “Am I Not A Man And Brother” has been engraved upside down.
Due to this mistake they are now changing hands for as much as £360 on Ebay.
So I have a look on Ebay and what do I find?
But then I notice that there are only 2 hours to go on this one and there are no bids!..
Further down the page I find several more "Very Rare" coins of this description going for £3- £4.
Maybe they are not as rare as people thought !!!
But I will put it into a special place and not spend it yet - just in case - I can keep an eye on it for the future - you never know - It may become valuable sometime!!
Maybe not today - but it may be worth a pint sometime