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Could you STILL coin it in with this new Stephen Hawking 50p - when it costs £10?


Collectors can buy one of them from the Royal Mint in fancy packaging for £10 Some are already being put up for sale on auction websites for £18 each It is not yet known how many Stephen Hawking coins will be produced


A new 50p piece released to commemorate the life of physicist Stephen Hawking may join a growing number of the coins that turn out to be worth more than their face value.


Collectors can buy one of the new coins from the Royal Mint in fancy packaging for £10 – but some are already being put up for sale on auction websites such as eBay for £18 each.


The 2012 Olympic Games held in London has also been a great source of collectable 50p coins – with several limited edition versions released to celebrate various sports featured in the quadrennial event.


A 50p coin commemorating the football element of the 2012 Olympic Games and showing the offside rule being explained on the tail side of the piece can sell for up to £30.


Finch says it makes sense that rare original Olympic aquatic coins can often be worth more than their face value because of the strictly limited number produced.






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