Rare 2 Pound Coins

Use this rarest £2 coin first list to check the £2 coins you receive in your change to keep track of the value of your coin hunt collection.

  • What is the coins value? (How much is it worth to a collector)
  • How many were produced and how rare is it now?
  • Exact circulation figures direct from The Royal Mint.
  • When was the coin released and what person or event does it commemorate?

This £2 coin price guide shows current eBay prices for circulation coins and answers your 2 pound coin related questions. Which designs are worth money? What coins are the rarest and have the lowest mintage?

Check your pockets! These rare £2 coins could be worth a mint one day - with some ALREADY worth up to £73 on eBay. A scarcity index has revealed the 20 rarest £2 coins that are set to mint one day.

£2 coin images are shown in order based on highest valuations first. This page is a £2 coin identifier to help you quickly find and value your coin.

£37
Commonwealth Games - Northern Ireland
2002 circulation
Mintage: 485,500
£15
Commonwealth Games - Wales
2002 circulation
Mintage: 588,500
  1. (Image: Rare 2 Pound Coins) For 500 years Trinity House has served the mariner, dedicated to the safety of seafarers. To honour the 500th anniversary of this respected organisation, the Royal Mint introduced this distinctive rare British coin.
  2. The rarest and most valuable £2 coins One of the most valuable £2 coins – the 2012 Commonwealth Games England coin. The most valuable is the Northern Ireland 2002 Commonwealth Games coin, deemed the rarest of all the 37 £2 coins currently in circulation. It is the only coin to have a mintage of less than 500,000 and is currently selling on.
  3. Some euro coins, however, are rare indeed, or rather, difficult to find: the 2 euro commemorative coin of Luxembourg 2010, Belgium 2005, Holland 2011, Germany 2006 have a value that is around 10€s. The piece rare 2 euro commemorative coin produced in Slovenia in 2007 can also be worth 25 euros.
£12
Commonwealth Games - England
2002 circulation
Mintage: 650,500
£9.97
Commonwealth Games - Scotland
2002 circulation
Mintage: 771,750
£5.70
Olympic Games Handover to Rio
2012 circulation
Mintage: 845,000
£5.23
Olympic Games Handover to London
2008 circulation
Mintage: 918,000
£4.77
King James Bible
2011 circulation
Mintage: 975,000
£4.77
Olympic Games of 1908
2008 circulation
Mintage: 910,000
£4.76
Mary Rose
2011 circulation
Mintage: 1,040,000
£3.72
London Underground Roundel
2013 circulation
Mintage: 1,560,000
£3.54
First World War Centenary Navy
2015 circulation
Mintage: 650,000
£3.42
London Underground Train
2013 circulation
Mintage: 1,690,000
£3.35
Magna Carta
2015 circulation
Mintage: 1,495,000
£3.30
Shakespeare Tragedies
2016 circulation
Mintage: 4,615,000
£3.20
Shakespeare Comedies
2016 circulation
Mintage: 4,355,000
£3.13
Robert Burns
2009 circulation
Mintage: 3,253,000
£3.08
Great Fire of London
2016 circulation
Mintage: 1,625,000
£2.99
Trevithick Steam Locomotive
2004 circulation
Mintage: 5,004,500
£2.94
Charles Darwin
2009 circulation
Mintage: 3,903,000
£2.94
First World War Centenary Army
2016 circulation
Mintage: 9,550,000
£2.89
Slave Trade
2007 circulation
Mintage: 8,445,000
£2.89
Anniversary of the Guinea
2013 circulation
Mintage: 2,990,000
£2.88
Rugby World Cup
1999 circulation
Mintage: 4,933,000
£2.88
Marconi Wireless Transmission
2001 circulation
Mintage: 4,558,000
£2.85
Brunel Paddington Station
2006 circulation
Mintage: 7,452,250

Rare 2 Pound Coins Uk

£2.85
Florence Nightingale
2010 circulation
Mintage: 6,175,000
£2.84
Charles Dickens
2012 circulation
Mintage: 8,190,000
£2.79
Gunpowder Plot
2005 circulation
Mintage: 5,140,500
£2.79
Trinity House
2014 circulation
Mintage: 3,705,000
£2.79
First World War Centenary
2014 circulation
Mintage: 5,720,000
£2.77
Brunel Achievements
2006 circulation
Mintage: 7,928,250
£2.77
Act of Union
2007 circulation
Mintage: 7,545,000
£2.71
DNA
2003 circulation
Mintage: 4,299,000

Rare 2 Pound Coins Value

£2.70
Shakespeare Histories
2016 circulation
Mintage: 5,655,000
£2.66
World War II
2005 circulation
Mintage: 10,191,000
Technology
1997 circulation
Mintage: unknown
Britannia
2015 circulation
Mintage: unknown
RAF Centenary F-35 Lightning II
2018 BU
Mintage: unknown
H.G. Wells
2021 BU
Mintage: unknown
Captain Cook
2018 BU
Mintage: unknown
Armistice
2018 BU
Mintage: unknown
First World War Aviation
2017 BU
Mintage: unknown
Jane Austen
2017 BU
Mintage: unknown
Sir Walter Scott
2021 BU
Mintage: unknown
Frankenstein
2018 BU
Mintage: unknown
Captain Cook
2019 BU
Mintage: unknown

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50p Coin Values

If you are looking for up to date values for commemorative 50p coins, Coin Hunter lists all the circulation 50p coin designs which includes a how much is my 50p worth page to get live prices based on recent eBay sold items.

Comparative Rarity Score is a measure of coins availability in comparison to other £2 coin designs. High scores in themselves do not mean there is a small number of a coin in existence, just that the coins do not come up in general circulation very often.

Other coin related websites have adopted a similar method to rank a coins rarity. The Scarcity Index is based on a combination of mintage and users collecting and swap data.

The number of coins that enter circulation is shown where available. In order to generate rarity scores / listing positions, we make some assumptions in relation to coins in existance, but no longer in general circulation. This is based on the number of years the coin has been in circulation and on 2 pound coin bank bags checked.

The term rare as used on this webpage refers to a coins availibility in active circulation (coins not held in a private collection), not in terms of the number of coins that exist. Best mmorpg 2019 and 2020.

On 18 July, a new £2 coin depicting Jane Austen is being released to a handful of locations across the UK to commemorate 200 years since her death. But could it be the next coin to be worth a mint?

The coin will be released in locations that hold strong connections with Austen’s life – Winchester and Basingstoke – and there’s currently no figure given by the Royal Mint on how many will enter circulation. This has excited quite a few coin collectors.

But there’s no guarantee that the Jane Austen coin will be worth a small fortune like some of the others we’ve found in circulation. So with this in mind, you could still be in line for a cash windfall from some of the unique £2 designs that can be found in your change.

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The rarest and most valuable £2 coins

The most valuable is the Northern Ireland 2002 Commonwealth Games coin, deemed the rarest of all the 37 £2 coins currently in circulation.

It is the only coin to have a mintage of less than 500,000 and is currently selling on eBay for around £40.

It belongs to a group of four coins that celebrate the Home Nations’ – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’s – participation in the games.

These four all look identical, except for a minor change – the image of the respective flag of the nation included on the front of the coin which is shown next to a running athlete trailing a banner behind.

The gallery below shows some of the rarest £2 coins in circulation. They are:

  • Top row(L-R): Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002, Olympic Handover 2008, Olympic Centenary 2008
  • Middle row (L-R): King James Bible 2011, Mary Rose 2011, Olympic Handover 2012
  • Bottom row (L-R): 2 x 150 years of the Underground 2013, First World War 2015

How can I find a rare £2 coin?

Between 485,000 and 770,000 of these coins were minted to commemorate the games in Manchester, although the number in circulation is likely to be lower. Royal Mint believes that around 75% of Olympic 50ps have disappeared from circulation due to collectors holding onto them.

If this figure is accurate, you could have a 1 in 4,000 chance of finding a 2012 Commonwealth Northern Ireland coin.

Other coins that are selling above face value celebrate a diverse range of sporting events, the British military and transport. These include the Olympics, Henry VII’s warship the Mary Rose, the King James Bible and the London Tube.

The most valuable coin in circulation remains the Kew Gardens 50p, which has a mintage figure of just 210,000.

Our graph below shows all the 37 £2 coins that could be found in your spare change, and how many are in circulation.

What do I do if I have a valuable £2 coin?

If you think you’re onto a ‘kerching’ moment, the first step to take is to ask the Royal Mint if the coin is real or fake.

They’ll usually provide a letter to confirm. If it’s legitimate, you can sell it at auction, online or via a coin dealer.