Rare £2 coin sells for £1,200 on eBay – and you could have one in your wallet

Rare coin collectors will do about anything to get their hands on a bit of valuable money.

The latest coin to fetch for a fortune online features an image of British military leader Lord Horatio Kitchener.

It was released by the Royal Mint around seven years ago to mark 100 years since World War One.

Now a completely normal version of the 2014 First World War Centenary £2 recently sold for £1,200 on eBay.

But this might have been super lucky, given the fact that most of these sell for around £15 to £20.

However the coin is definitely worth something as the words "two pounds" are missing on the head side, Liverpool Echo reports.

Errors in most things could make them worthless, but when it comes to coins and banknotes it's the complete opposite.

In fact, mistakes, like typos, or even the coin made from the wrong metal, could increase the value of the currency.

Experts at Coin Hunter say 5,720,000 of these £2 were struck for circulation and it's still "very rare" to find one without a date.

But it's not entirely impossible and the first of its kind sold at Lockdales auction in March 2020 for £500.

Writing on its Facebook page, Coin Hunter experts said: "Check your coins that feature Lord Kitchener.

"If the heads side does not show 'TWO POUNDS' – you have an error that appears to be very rare."

Of course if you think you might have a rare coin, you can ask the Royal Mint to have a look at it for you.

Kitchener is best known for predicting Britain would get sucked in to the First World War.

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On the online listing, the seller wrote: "Extremely scarce specimen."

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