Rare Blue Peter 50p coin sells for under £300 on eBay with thousands out there

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A rare coin has just sold for an absolute fortune on eBay after racking up 13 bids.

The Blue Peter collectors edition coin fetched for £266.59 on the online website after it kicked off at just £1.

It was worth a lot since the copy managed to stay neatly in its original packaging when it was sold.

If you want to officially buy the coin in its complete set, it would cost £11 from the official Westminster collection.

The coin was sold for more than 500 times its face value thanks to its rarity which is popular among collectors.

Around 2.2 million of the coins were minted in 2011 and released into circulation, but an earlier version was created in 2009.

This one is much more valuable since only 20,000 were created.

As well as the date, the coin features an athlete in the Olympics which was drawn by a young Blue Peter viewed back in 2009.

The Blue Peter Olympic 50p coin was crafted by nine-year-old Florence Jackson after winning a competition on the kids TV show.

It made the then-nine-year-old the youngest person to ever design a UK coin, which a version sold for £286 on eBay recently.

The rare Blue Peter coin sold for a fortune after it was put on sale on the website.

When the 2009 Blue Peter coins were made they could be originally bought from the Royal Mint for £1.99.

In other rare coin news, one of the Kew Gardens 50p sold for for a whopping 300 times its face value on eBay.

It is one of the most popular among coin collectors as only 210,000 were minted making it very rare.

  • Rare Kew Gardens 50p sells for fortune on eBay – and there's thousands out there

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Meanwhile, an old coin rarer and harder to find than the Kew Gardens coin recently stole headlines.

The EC 50p coin was released between 1992 and 1993 by the Royal Mint to mark the completion of the Single Market.

It was also launched to celebrate the UK's presidency of the European Council.

With its design it features a birds-eye view of a conference table with 12 chairs around it for each of the ministers.

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