New rare flawed £2 coin found by experts and could be worth £100 – check your change

Error versions of the 2016 Army £2 coin were accidentally struck with the wrong inscription on the outer edge. You should pay attention to this with your small change

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Most valuable £2 coins to collect – do you have any?

Experts have discovered a new £2 bug coin – and it could be worth £100 if you find one in your loose change.

Coin Hunter has found specimens of the 2016 Army £2 coin made by the Royal Mint with the wrong inscription on the outer rim.

The coin should have the words “For King and Fatherland” instead of “The whole city in terrible flames”.

Coin Hunter believes the 2016 Army £2 coin was accidentally struck with the inscription for the Great Fire of London £2 piece

The first 2016 Army £2 coin with the wrong inscription on the edge was recently found in a bank bag containing loose change in North Ayrshire.

It is not known whether the error occurred on coins minted for circulation or on coins sold in multipacks by the Royal Mint.

The coin was circulated and also sold in collectible packs


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A total of 9,550,000 coins of this design were minted for general circulation, while only 50,047 brilliant uncirculated coins were minted for the collection sets.

If you have one of these coin packs, you should be able to see the edge of the coin without opening the pack.

Found a rare coin in your loose change? Let us know:

Coin Hunter change-checking experts told The Mirror that the coin could be worth £100.

The 2016 Army £2 Coin was the third release in the Royal Mint’s five-year 100th Anniversary Series.

It was embossed to commemorate the role of the army. The reverse of the coin was designed by Tim Sharp and features an outline of a soldier’s face.

Example of the 2016 Army £2 coin with an incorrect inscription


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Valuable money – what you should pay attention to

Coins with flaws are called “bug coins” and are extremely valuable to collectors.

This is because they might just be one of a handful or unique – hence they are hard to find.

You should always be careful and do your research first before buying any coin on eBay as counterfeits abound.

Change expert websites and Facebook groups like Coin Hunter can help you figure out if a coin is right or not.

You can also ask the Royal Mint to verify coins.

If you are selling a coin, note that there is no guarantee of how much you could get on eBay unless you set a reserve price.

Coins are really only worth what someone is willing to pay for them.

For more coins that could be worth a fortune, we have a guide to the rarest bug coins that could be worth up to £3,100.

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