By the end of this year the old round £1 coins will not be accepted in shops any more, and will be replaced by the new 12 sided design. But before you get rid of your old £1 coins, make sure you don’t have any like the images below, as they could fetch up to 30 times their value.
Changechecker, an expert coin collecting service has released a list of some of the rarest £1 coins that will remain in circulation for the next seven months. Collectors will pay up to £30 per coin if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one of the following:
2011 Edinburgh £1
The rarest £1 coin in circulation is valued at £5, but is worth up to £30 if it’s in excellent condition.
2010 London £1
Like the Edinburgh coin, it can sell for up to £30 but is more likely worth about a fiver.
2008 Royal Arms £1
It’s a common design, but you need to look out for the 2008 version, which is worth up to £15 on eBay.
2014 Thistle £1
If it’s boxed and in excellent condition, this coin could be worth £10.
2013 Daffodil £1 and 2013 Rose £1
Both coins could be worth up to £15 in mint condition.
2014 Flax £1
If you find one of these it could be a nice little earner, as boxed coins in mint condition are selling for £34.
2010 Belfast £1
The eighth rarest £1 coin in circulation is fetching up to £30 on eBay.
1988 Crowned Shield £1
An older coin, but if you manage to dig one out it should be worth six times its face value.
1986 Flax £1
This even older coin could earn sellers £17 if it’s in mint condition and boxed.