I found rare £2 coin worth staggering amount… here's how to check if your change is worth a fortune | The Sun

A MAN was left stunned after finding a rare £2 coin worth a staggering amount – here's how to check if you have a secret fortune.

Sharing his find on popular social media site TikTok, the collector revealed that he had stumbled upon a rare version of the coin worth far above it's original value.

The lucky find in question was the 2017 Royal Mint First World War Aviation coin that was not put in general circulation.

And the priceless find is worth far more than its face value of two quid.

According to listings on sites such as eBay, the coin can go for as much as £29.99.

But sellers should remember that the price of the coin varies when the currency is in mint condition.

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If you are looking to buy a coin off eBay you should remember to look at "sold listings".

That's because anyone can list a coin on eBay and charge whatever amount they wish.

But by checking the recently sold items you will get a more accurate indication of what people are willing to pay for a specific coin.

While sellers of the silver proof version have been touting the coin for as much as £160 to collection enthusiasts.

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The rare find is part of a five coin series the Royal Mint created to honour the men and women who fought in the First World War. 

It pays homage to The Royal Flying Corp and the role they undertook to protect the skies over Great Britain from the enemy. 

How do I check if my coin is rare?

Rare coins and valuable notes can be worth tens of thousands of times their face value.

But sometimes it's just tiny differences which make them so lucrative.

The most valuable coins tend to be ones with low mintage numbers or an error.

Those qualities typically make them valuable to collectors.

For example, "New Pence" 2p coins from 1983 often sell for hundreds of pounds due to a mintage mistake – they stopped being called "New Pence" in 1981.

Meanwhile a 50p Olympic coin, which was released to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, has a small error where the water passed directly over the swimmers face.

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Your next step would be to check if your coin is still available to purchase in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality from an official Royal Mint distributor, according to Change Checker.

Certified Brilliant Uncirculated coins have been specially struck to a superior unblemished quality which set them apart from the coins you may find in pockets.

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