Scarcity Index ranks the most valuable £2 coins

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The new £1 coin has taken the UK by storm, with collectors paying huge sums for the 'rare' editions, many of which feature factory flaws, such as missing prints and even abnormally printed dates.

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Its launch back in March was followed by the Royal Mint's limited edition 50 pence pieces featuring Peter Rabbit designs - with some versions even in colour .

The stunning Beatrix Potter coins quickly sparked a 50p craze, leading the experts at ChangeChecker to reveal a Scarcity Index - detailing the 54 coins worth well above face value - some worth as much as £185.

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Now it's the turn of the £2 coins, and the money experts at ChangeChecker have created a fascinating Scarcity Index detailing the most valuable coins ever - many of which are still doing the rounds in circulation.

The chart was created using a unique combination of mintage and swap data to reveal the most up-to-date picture of today's £2 collecting market.

Four of the most sought after are actually new releases, launched by the Royal Mint in 2015 and 2016.

The First World War Navy £2 (2015), The Great Fire of London £2 (2016) and the Shakespeare Comedy and Tragedy £2 (2016) are all considered incredibly rare by collectors.

A ChangeChecker spokesperson said: "Whilst all the mintage information is still not available for these issues, intense swap demand and limited numbers of collectors who list the coins in their collections, suggest they may number amongst some of the more sought after issues for years to come - surely a reflection of the UK public's ever increasing interest in new coin issues."

The rarest £2 coins to watch for in order (by design)

1. Commonwealth games Northern Ireland

2. Commonwealth Games Wales

3. Commonwealth Games England

4. Commonwealth Games Scotland

5. First World War Centenary (Navy)

6. Great Fire of London

7. Shakespeare Comedies

8. Shakespeare Tragedies

9. London 2012 Handover

10. Olympic Centenary

11. Olympic Handover

12. First World War Centenary (Army)

13. King James Bible

14. Britannia

15. Mary Rose

16. Shakespeare Histories

17. Magna Carta

18. London Underground Roundel

19. London Underground Train

20. Robert Burns

21. Guinea

22. Rugby World Cup

23. Wireless Transmission

24. Darwin

25. DNA

26. Gunpowder Plot

27. Steam Locamotive

28. Trinity House

29. Paddington Station

30. First World War Centenary (Kitchener)

31. 60th Anniversary of end of WWII

32. Abolition of Slavery

33. Act of Union

34. Brunel

35. Charles Dickens

36. Florence Nightingale

37. Technology

How to find out if your change is worth a mint

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It takes just one to hit the jackpot

If you've a stash of coins hidden away, you might want to dig it out, as your small change could be worth a lot more that face value.

If you spot what looks like a 'rare' £1, you can use this handy Scarcity Index to check its value. We've also got a definitive guide to the most valuable (new) £1 coins here.

For silvers, check out our guide on the 54 rarest 50p coins in circulation - some of which are worth hundreds.

And for all other coins, including 10 and 20 pence pieces, see our collection of valuable coins here.

If you're lucky, and think you may have a special one in your stash, check its worth on a website such as eBay.co.uk or through an approved coin dealer such as Coincraft or ChangeChecker.org.

Incredibly valuable coins

Incredibly valuable coins


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