Rare £1 coin sells for £125 on eBay because it looks like a ‘fried egg’

The rare £1 coin has a deviated core, which means that the silver center flows out to the outer ring and makes it look like a runny fried egg. Test your shift to find unusual coins

It's always worth keeping an eye on rare coins
It’s always worth keeping an eye on rare coins

Rare The £1 coin looks like a fried egg was sold for £125 on eBay after sparking a bidding war.

Unusual design is a casting error – but this makes it extremely valuable to collectors.

The coin has a deviated core, which means the silver center of GBP bleeding outside.

All new £1 coins are made with two metal rings – the outside is nickel-brass, while the inside is a nickel-plated copper alloy.

The inner circle is supposed to fit perfectly in the center of the coin but this circle, dating to 2016, is elliptical in shape.

The bug makes it look like a fried egg has split in half. You can see eBay listings this.

Valuable money – things to see

The seller wrote: “New 2016 single pound coin rare egg center defect. This is a one pound coin in circulation. The silver heart is called the egg-shaped bug. A very rare find. ”

It sold for exactly £125.46, plus £6.85, after a seven-day auction.

There were a total of 15 bids for the rare coin, with listings starting at 99p.

Unusual looking coins can be just one of a few or one of two – so they are hard to find. This is what makes them so valuable to collectors.

But you should remember that a coin is only really worth what someone is willing to pay for them.

Do you have a rare coin in your pocket? Let us know:

We reported on a similar “egg bug” £1 coin on sale for £257 on eBay in December 2021 – this is double what this new bug coin is selling for.

If you are selling a coin, be aware that there is no guarantee of the amount you may receive eBay unless you set a reserve price.

Or if you are thinking of buying a coin, you should always be vigilant and do your research first, because there are fakes floating around.

Website and Facebook Teams from change experts like Coin Hunter can help you find out if a coin is a real transaction.

You can also ask the Royal Mint to verify coins, although this comes with a fee.

Strange valuables have been knocked down

For more coins that might be worth it, we have a guide to rarest bug coins can be worth up to £3,100.

Another coin to watch out for is this one strangely 20p has no date – it can fetch up to £60 on eBay.

And this rare version of a £2 cents launched to mark the centenary of World War I could be worth up to £500.

Meanwhile, a coin expert tells how this HG Wells £2 coin could be worth up to £1,000 due to casting error.

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