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Royal Berkshire Hospital Discovers ‘Pricesless’ Silver 2p Coin

Credit: Royal Berkshire Hospital

Credit: Royal Berkshire Hospital

A rare 2p silver coin donated in the Royal Berkshire Hospital ‘cash for coins’ box has garnered more than £800 on eBay after a keen hospital volunteer recognized its rarity value. The volunteer, Becky Jennings, noted that it was not a regular bronze coin and called up an auction house. They said that the coin was a rare mint-made error, which could fetch up to £1000. In reality too, the coin went for £802.03 – 40,101 times its face value. Continue reading