Royal Mint launches 50 pence coins for Team GB Tokyo Olympics which could be worth £ 100
The Royal Mint has launched a new 50 pence coin to mark the 2020 Olympics which will be held in Tokyo next month.
For the first time in Olympic history, the games were postponed last year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Now that the games are scheduled to take place next month on July 23, a new coin to mark the GB team has been released.
The coins were first released as part of a commemorative set early last year featuring the year 2020.
But now the coins are sold separately, although these versions are minted with a 2021 stamp.
Earlier it was revealed how one of the 2020 versions of the coin was picked up for £ 100 on eBay.
Currency experts at ChangeChecker thinks that the value of this particular design could rise even more as collectors rush to grab one.
A spokesperson said The sun: “A story like this also adds to the collection of a coin.
“I’m sure many collectors will be keen to make sure they have both pieces in their collection.”
The coin was designed by the Royal Mint’s lead designer David Knapton, who features small artwork to represent each sport.
There is a bicycle for cycling, a shuttlecock for badminton and without forgetting the oars to represent rowing at the Olympic Games.
The design still features the date of 2020, the year the Games were scheduled to take place, but with 2021 stamped on the front.
Unfortunately, these coins will not end up in your pocket as they are only commemorative and therefore have not yet been put into circulation.
The Royal Mint has not yet announced its intention to find out whether the coins will enter circulation at a later date.